Friday, December 3, 2021

Andrea Doria Claims Latest Victim


The Andrea Doria shipwreck site off the U.S. northeast coast, considered by some to be the “Everest” of diving due to its depth, recently claimed another victim.

Sixty-four-year-old diver Tom Pritchard disappeared last month while diving the Andrea Doria, according to a lengthy account in today’s Boston Globe. A diver for the past 14 years, Pritchard had visited the Doria during several previous dive trips and was no stranger to the hazards of diving this particular shipwreck.

On this trip, Pritchard dove down to the ship to secure a loosened chain attached to a line the dive boat was moored on. He never resurfaced.

For the full account, check out the Boston Globe article here.

John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.