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INDONESIA Underwater BW

INDONESIA. Tulamben, Bali. July 19th. 2013. A wide view of the USS Liberty wreck. A former cargo ship, it was sunk by a Japanese torpedo during WWII and subsequently laid to rest just offshore in Tulamben. In 1963, tremors created by the local volcano, Mount Agung, caused the ship to roll on its side and into the water, upon which it became an artificial coral reef that today is frequented by scuba divers.

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INDONESIA. Tulamben, Bali. July 19th. 2013. A wide view of the USS Liberty wreck.  A former cargo ship, it was sunk by a Japanese torpedo during WWII and subsequently laid to rest just offshore in Tulamben. In 1963, tremors created by the local volcano, Mount Agung, caused the ship to roll on its side and into the water, upon which it became an artificial coral reef that today is frequented by scuba divers.