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Postby U-5075 » Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:38 pm ... fault.aspx

Maine Underwater Explorer Chronicles Discovery of Long-Sought Israeli Sub

June 29, 2009 Reported By: Tom Porter

On January 25, 1968, the newly-commissioned Israeli submarine, the Dakar, transmitted her last communication. The Dakar was on her way from Gosport in England - where she had been purchased from the British government - to Haifa in Israel. Her last port of call was Gibraltar. Shortly afterward, she and her crew of 70 disappeared beneath the Mediterranean Sea without a trace.

After nearly 28 years of searching unsuccessfully for the wreck of the Dakar, the Israelis enlisted the help of a Maine-based underwater exploration company Nauticos - led by former U.S. submariner David Jourdan.

David Jourdan, who' s based in Cape Porpoise, near Kennebunkport, spent three years combing the Mediterranean before the Dakar was eventually discovered. His book "Never Forgotten: The Search and Discovery of Israel's lost Submarine Dakar" tells the story of the search for the ill-fated vessel.

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