A bit of history
The Zenobia Ferry sunk just outside of Larnaca seafront in June 1980. It carried 140 passengers, all of them were fortunately evacuated in time. Unfortunate event happened on her maiden voyage in the Mediterranean Sea, opposite Larnaca’s old fishing harbour.
The most popular theory surrounding the sinking of the Zenobia Wreck claims computerized ballasting system developed a fault while on route to Larnaca. A specialized ferry maintenance team was sent aboard Zenobia to solve the problem. Experts successfully managed to correct the list to 5%. At 5pm on 6th of June 1980 the Captain mistakenly dismissed them, dispatching them back to land.
This later proved to be a fatal mistake as the following day at 2am the Zenobia ferry sank, taking her cargo to her final resting place.