Maritime Museum and Diving Parks to protect maritime heritage

An initiative launched by the Durres Port Authority aims at creating a national maritime museum and two underwater marine parks for scuba diving enthusiasts.

According to the Port Authority, 11 ships sunk in Durres maritime area during WWI and WWII and a total of 60 shipwrecks are located along the Albanian coastline.

The initiative is a measure to protect underwater heritage and to pave the way to the creation of a museum and underwater parks to preserve what remains from the wrecks.

Naval forces proposed the former Navy School in Vlora as the most suitable site for the National Marine Museum. Meanwhile, authorities are mulling over the creation of the two underwater parks in the area of Karaburun and Radhima in Vlora and near Bisht Palla in Durres.

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