The Campalina was an Australian bulk freighter carrying a cargo of timber products from Sibu to Penang (both Malaysia) when she foundered and sank in Dec 1992. She is sometimes locally referred to as the Layback wreck or similar names for unknown reasons.
Although she rests upside down, she remains an interesting dive. Her cargo of heavy wood beams admittedly doesn’t offer much excitement, but it is possible to penetrate into her superstructure and engine room. Access is a bit tight, but at only 43m to the bottom she remains a relaxed dive and the wreck is resplendent with fish & marine life.
|Name:||Campalina (orig Tarinna, then Bonastar)|
|Type:||Australian Bulk Freighter|
|Tonnage:||1596 GT, 1890 DWT|
|Max Speed:||11 knots|
|Launch Date:||May 1955|
|Sinking Date:||Dec 1992|
|Max Depth:||42m to bottom|
|Orientation:||Inverted, resting on her starboard main deck and facing SE|