Many people know of the Telamon shipwreck on the coast by Costa Teguise, what of the one on the beach at Famara?

The tip of the Rolla 1 shipwreck in Famara is visible at low tide

These days, only the very tip of Rolla-1 is visible at low tide in Famara.



The Rolla-1 ran aground off Famara on the 19th January 1982, the residents in the village of La Caleta thought there had been an explosion of some kind, when they heard the noise. Upon investigation, they were very surprised to see this merchant ship so close to the shore. The Asian ship was carrying a cargo of cement bound for Nigeria with 23 crew on board. Everyone was rescued safely and there are rumours of locals helping to unload the stricken cargo, which helped more than a few building projects in the surrounding area.

Shipwreck of ROLLA-1 Famara Lanzarote