The USAT Liberty was a 120-metre-long, ex-American cargo ship which now rests just off a rocky Tulamben beach in the northeast of Bali. The Liberty was torpedoed by a Japanese sub in the Lombok Strait in 1942 but it did not sink. It made it to Tulamben where it remained beached until 1963. When Mount Agung erupted in 1963, the earth tremors pushed the vessel out into the sea where it rests today. The coral-covered wreck is one of Bali's most popular dives and it provides habitat for all manner of marine creatures including these curious-looking inhabitants, a school of bumphead parrotfish, who frequent the wreck at night leaving the site early each morning.

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  • Title: Early Morning Traffic
  • Creator: Christophe Bailhache
  • Date Created: 2014
  • Location: USAT Liberty Wreck, Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia
  • Location Created: USAT Liberty Wreck, Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia
  • Rights: © Underwater Earth/XL Catlin Seaview Survey/Christophe Bailhache . Image partners: AXA XL, Google, Panedia, Fourth Element
  • External Link: Underwater Earth 360: USAT Liberty Wreck

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