Shipwreck MV E Evangelia

Evangelia is a Greek ship that went aground in Romania on the west coast of the Black Sea.The 7,355 tdw greek ship, 2.650 hp, Greece flag, was built at Harland and Wolff Shipyards in Belfast, Northern Ireland and launched on May 28, 1942. The first owner was the Blue Star Line. During the Second World War, American cargo was then transformed into a merchant ship.
On October 15, 1968, the ship failed at about 1.5 Mm from the northern beach of Costineşti resort, in an area of  the natural bay called the “the Frenchman’s Bay ” Approximately 12 hours before the collapse, the Evangelia crew asked for help through the Interstate and Naval Salvage Group of Constanta Harbor by transmitting a saved SOS, “Save Our Soul,” through which the craft sensed that it was in a state of difficulty.

the ship sailed very close to the seacoast and beached between two immersed rocks at approximately 200 m from shore in the vicinity of the village Costinesti, in the place where it lies right now.Regardless of the causes of the disaster, the slowly decaying ship became a local tourist attraction.

Access : Coordinates: 43.95, 28.633333 / Costineşti is 31 km south of Constanta. You can get there by car using DN 39(E 87), by train approx 35 minutes from Constanta  /  by bus  : in the summer there are  buses depart every 15 minutes from the train station in Constanta.

Activities : hiking / sightseeing / photo opportunities / sea kayaking

Go next : Costineşti / Neptun / Olimp / Golful Francezului (the Frenchman’s Bay) / Constanța /


  1. Many mistakes: First the location is not Frenchman Bay as the wreck it is situated at the North of Costinesti not South. Now obviously is called the wreck bay. Second it was never an american ship , always was a HMS. Third SOS means nothing. Only wannabe sailors or illiterate thinks it means nothing , it was choose because it was easy to send in Morse code ( …_ _ _ …). The ship was old and was built to be expandable. It lost power and drifted slowly to the shore. The hull was pierced by rocks and magazine 2 and 3 were flooded. The owners Hegif Cia Nav deemed to expensive to refloat her and because it was a small company simply vanished and let the ship rust. Today is very dangerous to board the ship or dive next to it.


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