The setting for this dangerous adventure is the Black Sea – a vast body of inland water bounded by six countries in Eastern Europe and Western Asia. Specifically, the wreck occupies a space off the coast of Romania, close to the village of Costinesti – one of several Communist-era resorts that fringe the shores all the way from Bulgaria up to the Danube Delta.
The explorer, whose name was not disclosed by Jukin Media, appeared to be a young man equipped with nothing more than a kayak, a paddle and a video camera. After casually paddling up to the wreck, he steered himself towards the jagged hole in its side. Slowly, carefully, he glided in.
Encrusted with algae and rust, the interior of the ship was dark, eerie and hopelessly dilapidated. Its vault-like engine room was filled with enormous gears and pistons. Large girders supported the structure like a behemoth ribcage. Moreover, through the torn and pock-marked walls, beams of sunlight illuminated the space unevenly.