Hugo Healy, 25, from Hove, East Sussex, flew his drone through the Telamon which sank in 1981 as it transported trunks of tropical trees from Ivory Coast to Greece

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Incredible drone footage of a rusty wreck in Lanzarote

Stunning images provide insight into a forgotten, time-ravaged wreck.

Photographer Hugo Healy said he was surprised when he spotted the boat on the shore of Lanzarote and had to explore it with his photographic equipment.

The 25-year-old, from Hove, East Sussex, captured the scene in drone footage during a visit to the Canary Islands in February.

Hugo said the ship, known as The Telamon, sank on October 31, 1981.

The ship sank under the waves off the Spanish island, about a mile northeast of the port of Arrecife.

On her last voyage, the Telamon had a load of tropical tree trunks on board carrying them from the Ivory Coast to Thessaloniki when she arrived in distress off the Canary Islands.







Hugo Healy, 25, captured the site on a trip to Lanzarote
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Hugo, who currently lives in Dubai, said: “I’ve always had a fascination with abandoned things, so when I saw them destroyed on the shore.

“I knew I had to fly my drone around it to explore and hopefully create a cinematic video.”

Photos show the abandoned ship’s rusting deck where wooden slats and benches appear to still be on board.







The skilled drone pilot flew his camera through the wreckage
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While drone footage shows the sinking from above, with views of its colossal chimney which has been left to rot at sea.

The Telamon ship fell into trouble when Tropical Storm Joseph hit the North Atlantic Ocean with winds of up to 55 miles per hour.

It was unrecoverable after suffering a leak on the high seas and was towed by a tuna boat to its position today.







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There it sank to the ground and still occupies the same spot 40 years later.

The remaining wreckage was further broken up by storms.

It is now a popular spot among divers as it is only a few meters from shore.

The coasts of the Canary Islands are full of wrecks for divers and snorkelers to explore.

Among the most famous in Tenerife is the El Penon wreck where divers dive to a depth of 32 meters to visit its deck and engine room.







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Others include the cement ship Condesito which sank in the 70s, the fishing boat Lolita which sank in 2003 and the Meridian WWII wreck which is one of the best preserved sunken ships.

Gran Canaria’s waters include the shipwreck Alfonso XII, which left Spain for Cuba in 1885 laden with coins for the army, and the Angela Pando, which sank with 12,000 tons of iron in 1986.

Meanwhile, the Spanish Balearic Islands have an underwater ship graveyard that lies at a depth of 92 feet near the port of Palma de Mallorca.







Amazing drone footage explores an abandoned ship in the Canary Islands
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The Palma wrecks dive site features four of the largest wrecks on the island, including two large freighters and a sailboat.

All four ships sank in the 1980s and are well preserved.

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