A Greek registered freighter, the Chrisoula K carried a cargo of Italian floor tiles heading for Jeddah. After two intense days of navigation, Captain Kanellis passed over control to his one of his crewmembers and the engines were set to full speed. Shortly afterwards, the Chrisoula K drove into the northeast corner of Abu Nuhas reef. She sank on 31st August 1981 with no loss of life.
She lies on a large open sandy space. The bows, which used to rise out of the water, have been worn away by the waves. The main body of the wreck sits upright with the Italian tiles still in the hold. Experienced wreck divers can do some serious penetration work into the engine room, but there are numerous obstructions. The rudder and propeller are still intact and are at a maximum depth of 26m.