The Astron (previously named Esmeralda and Bonnie) is a shipwreck located off the coast of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. She was a Russian owned freighter built in France by Chantiers de l'Atlantique during 1957. She was 127 metres (139 yards) long, weighed 27,990 tons, and was powered by motor.
She was delivering 60 tons of corn to Cuba on 7 April 1978, when she ran aground in Punta Cana during a storm. She broke apart into two pieces with the bow above the water and the stern underwater, with 7,330 barrels of bunker fuel being recorded to have been lost by the incident. The ship is in water 16 metres (17 yards) deep, meaning it can be visited by scuba diving.
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