Originally called the Shovo Maru, she was built in 1969 in Japan. A general cargo vessel (2932 tonnes) with two forward cargo holds and a stern engine room.
She was renamed the Markos in 1975, when she was sold (the name is still visible under the paint). She was sold to a Greek company in 1980 and renamed the Giannis D.
In April 1983, she set sail with a cargo on sawn softwood from Crotia to Jeddah. The captain navigated through the reefs and handed over control for some rest. Shortly afterwards, the Giannis D hit the northwest corner of Abu Nuhas on April 13th 1983 at full speed. She is now found in three separate sections. The deepest part is the port companionway, which rests on the seabed.
The davits and other fittings are hanging out from the wreck and the letter D is clearly visible on the funnel. Access to engine room is easy allowing easy exploration of the wreck. interior.