Photos Terschelling wreck museum
Photos Terschelling wreck museum

Photos of the Wreck Museum and OKA-18

The Dutch Island Terschelling is an unlikely place to find anything relating to Soviet history. The most famous ship wreck however is the OKA-18, a Soviet coaster that sunk in 1966 after a collision with a Liberian ship. Many items have been recovered from the wreck and are now displayed in the local Wreck Museum. Comtourist took the boat to Terschelling and checked out the history of the OKA-18.

Hundreds of ships wrecks can be found around the Island of Terschelling. The OKA-18 is probably the most famous one because its cranes have been visible above the waterline from the beach up till 1998. Various interesting items like the shipyard plate, a Soviet flag and cooking gear were salvaged by local divers. Many of these items are displayed in the Wreck museum together with many other interesting items like a collection found on wrecks around Terschelling. The museum also has a collection of Russian Vodka bottles that were thrown overboard and were found on the beaches of Terschelling. The wreck museum is based on the attic of a cafe and well worth a visit when on Terschelling.

Terschelling - Wreck museum entrance

The wreck museum on Terschelling that is also a bar and restaurant

Terschelling - OKA 18 wreck

Artefacts that divers recovered from the sunken Soviet OKA 18

Terschelling - OKA 18 wreck

Divers found drove that the Soviet OKA 18 was build in Amsterdam

Terschelling - OKA 18 wreck

Photo of the Oka 18 that sunk close to the Terschelling beach

Terschelling - Russian Vodka

A collection of Vodka bottles found on the Terschelling beaches

Terschelling - Russian Vodka

Vodka bottles from Russian sailors displayed in the wreck museum

Terschelling - OKA 18 bar

The OKA 18 bar in Terschelling named after a sunken Russian ship

Terschelling - OKA 18 bar

Painting of the OKA on a terrace table outside the famous bar

Terschelling - OKA 18 bar

Painted OKA 18 table in this case with a Soviet hammer and sickle

Terschelling - OKA 18

The Soviet coaster OKA 18 grounded on the coast near Terschelling

Terschelling - OKA 18

Heavily damaged OKA f18 after the collision with a Liberian motor ship

Terschelling - OKA 18

The OKA 18 is starting to sink down some months after it stranded

Terschelling - OKA 18

The OKA 18 months after it ran aground on the Terschelling coast

Terschelling - OKA 18

The state of the Soviet OKA 18 is deteriorating months after it sunk

Terschelling - OKA 18

The chimney is still visible some months after the OKA 18 sunk

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