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The Xing Da (Chinese Freighter) - Bermuda

The Xing Da (Chinese Freighter) is a boat accessible salt water dive site, located in Bermuda. This dive site has an average rating of 3.00 out of 5 from 1 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 101-110ft/31-34m. The average visibility is 101-110ft/31-34m.

This 221 foot freighter became the target of a US Immigration sting operation to capture those trying to smuggle illegal immigrants into the United States. On October 6th 1996, crewed by suspected members of the Chinese Mafia known as the Triad.
The Xing Da was to rendezvous at a pre-arranged place in mid-Atlantic with a second, smaller ship to transfer the "cargo" and supposedly continue on to America. Instead, what they found 140 miles off Bermuda was the U.S. Coast Guard and a regiment of the U.S. Marines.
After being towed into Bermuda, broken down beyond repair and destined for a water grave, the Bermudian Government negotiated for procession of the freighter.
On May 15th 1997, the Xing Da was towed past the seaward edge of Bermuda’s northwest facing barrier reef and sent to the bottom where she was successfully placed even keel in 104 feet of water.