Navegación e historia de la cienciaEl naufragio del Sirio

  1. Jáuregui-Lobera, Ignacio 1
  1. 1 Instituto de Ciencias de la Conducta y Universidad Pablo de Olavide de Sevilla. España
Journal of Negative and No Positive Results: JONNPR

ISSN: 2529-850X

Year of publication: 2020

Volume: 5

Issue: 10

Pages: 1245-1261

Type: Article

DOI: 10.19230/JONNPR.3931 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openDialnet editor

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On August 4, 1906, the Italian ship Sirio ran into some shallows on the Murcian coast. She went from Genoa  to Argentina, but not before stopping at other ports, off the official route, in order to pick up illegal immigrants who wanted to go to America even if they were housed in the ship's holds. Captain Giussepe Piccone was in command, with 46 years of sailing behind him, it was going to be his last trip commanding the Sirio. Near Cabo de Palos, sailing unusually close to the coast, at around 4:00 p.m., she ran aground. In few  minutes the Sirio was submerged aft and with the bow sticking out from the water with a list to starboard.  The rescue involved simple people, the owner of a small boat, Joven Miguel, and other fishermen. The list of  passengers, the deceased, disappeared and rescued, has never been known with certainty. Today the area is  a privileged place for scuba diving, a paradise for wreck lovers. When the Sirio finally sank on August 13,  numerous corpses still surfaced. The greed of a shipping company was a cause of everything happened.  

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