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Source: CSIRO

CSIRO Researchers Maps SS Nemesis Wreck Site

further data to aid in its identification.RV Investigator was able to conduct a detailed seafloor mapping and camera investigation of the wreck while on a transit voyage from Hobart to Sydney in September 2023.The CSIRO team used the vessel’s advanced multibeam echosounders to first map the wreck site and surrounding seafloor in high resolution. They then conducted a systematic visual inspection of the entire wreck using a specialised underwater drop camera system.Phil Vandenbossche, a CSIRO hydrographic surveyor on board the voyage, said the seafloor mapping by RV Investigator shows

Coast Guard marine safety engineers conduct a survey of the aft titanium endcap from Titan in the North Atlantic Ocean October 1, 2023. (Photo: U.S. National Transportation Safety Board)

Authorities Reviewing Evidence from Titan Submersible Tragedy

of the international incident, promoting safety and transparency.”The MBI will continue to conduct evidence analysis and witness interviews ahead of a public hearing about the tragedy. A hearing date has not been announced.In June, the Titan imploded while on a voyage to visit the Titanic wreck site, killing all five people on board. The deep-sea submersible, operated by OceanGate Expeditions, was discovered in pieces on the seabed some 1,600 feet from the bow of the sunken ocean liner. U.S. Coast Guard engineers in October recovered remaining debris and presumed human remains from the

Coast Guard marine safety engineers assigned to the Marine Safety Center, working for the Marine Board of Investigation for the Titan submersible case, conduct a survey of the aft titanium endcap from Titan in the North Atlantic Ocean October 1, 2023. The endcap was recently recovered from the seafloor and successfully transferred to a U.S. port for analysis. (Photo: U.S. National Transportation Safety Board)

Titan Submersible Debris and Human Remains Recovered from the Seafloor

North Atlantic.The evidence recovered from the seafloor by marine safety engineers with the Coast Guard’s Marine Board of Investigation (MBI) was transferred to shore for analysis as part of ongoing investigations into the fatal incident.In June, the Titan imploded while on a voyage to visit the wreck site of the famed sunken ocean liner Titanic, killing all five people on board. The deep-sea submersible, operated by OceanGate Expeditions, was discovered in pieces on the seabed some 1,600 feet from the bow of the Titanic.The Coast Guard said the recent salvage mission was conducted with the U.S.

USS Ommaney Bay (CVE-79) (Photo: Naval History and Heritage Command)

Wreck Site Identified as WWII Carrier USS Ommaney Bay (CVE 79)

Naval History and Heritage Command confirmed the identity of a wreck site as USS Ommaney Bay (CVE 79) July 10. While operating in the Sulu Sea, Ommaney Bay was hit and eventually mortally wounded by a twin-engine Japanese suicide plane on Jan. 4, 1945.NHHC’s Underwater Archaeology Branch used a combination of survey information provided by the Sea Scan Survey team and video footage provided by the DPT Scuba dive team, to confirm the identity of Ommaney Bay. This information correlated with location data for the wreck site provided to NHHC in 2019 by Vulcan, LLC (formerly Vulcan, Inc.).“Omman

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Missing "Titanic" Submersible - Update

, is director of underwater research at a company that owns the rights to the Titanic wreck. A former commander in the French Navy, he was both a deep diver and a mine sweeper. After retiring from the navy, he led the first recovery expedition to the Titanic in 1987 and is a leading authority on the wreck site. In a 2020 interview with France Bleu radio, he spoke of the dangers of deep diving, saying: "I am not afraid to die, I think it will happen one day."STOCKTON RUSH. The founder and CEO of the vessel's U.S.-based operating company OceanGate is also on the submersible, according to

(Photo: Saunders Carmichael-Brown / Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust)

The Ship that Found Antarctica’s Endurance Wreck is Vital for Climate Science

the tropical and temperate latitudes. There they are believed to support at least two-thirds of global ocean productivity. Without the Southern Ocean, our planet would not be habitable: continued research and monitoring of this marine system is critical.The SA Agulhas II was able to reach the Endurance wreck site partly because of lighter than normal summertime ice conditions in the Weddell Sea. This is almost certainly a consequence of human-driven warming of the natural world. Significant reductions in Antarctic ice cover due to atmospheric and oceanic warming, along with related changes to the Southern

Whaling Painting: This mid-19th century painting depicts the dangers of whaling. As a whaler strikes a final blow, his whaling ship stands by in the distance to receive and process the whale into oil. Image courtesy of the New Bedford Whaling Museum Library and Archives

Two Century Old Shipwrecked Whaling Ship Discovered in GOM

another Westport whaling ship, Elizabeth, and crewmen were returned safely to Westport.Anchor found on the wreck of the brig Industry 6,000 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. Credit: NOAA Ocean Exploration.SEARCH Inc., working with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, plans to nominate the wreck site for the National Register of Historic Places as part of a larger BOEM project, led by SEARCH, to document historic 19th century shipwrecks in the Gulf of Mexico.While the crew list for the last voyage of Industry disappeared when the ship sank, lists of crews from previous voyages describe crewmembers

All images courtesy Dr. George Papalambrou, Assistant Professor, School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering,  National Technical University of Athens

Meet NOUS: An Underwater ‘Artificial Mind’

; Sports under the European program "Bluemed MED 2014-2020".After the opening on August 3, 2020, divers from Greece and around the world can now dive in Greece's first underwater museum in Alonissos.The system consists of an onshore section at Peristera and an underwater section at the wreck site. Between the two sections there is an interconnection consisting of an optical fiber and a copper power supply.All images courtesy Dr. George Papalambrou, Assistant Professor, School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering,  National Technical University of AthensOnshore sectionThe electricity

Built in Scotland in 1874, for the first 10 years of service, Bear operated as part of the commercial sealing fleet off Newfoundland before it was bought by the U.S. government in 1884. What followed was decades of service in the challenging Arctic the elevated the ship to legendary status. (Photo: USCG)

Wreck of USRC Bear Found off Nova Scotia

of USRC Bear while in dry dock in 1925. (Left image: NOAA/MITech; right image: USCG)Now attention can turn toward efforts that will help preserve the shipwreck.Barr noted that the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans is considering establishing a marine protected area that would include the Bear wreck site. While not explicitly recognizing the historic importance of the shipwreck, the designation could help to alleviate any continuing damage to the wreck from mobile fishing gear, he added."Some joint U.S./Canadian recognition of this significant historic site might also be possible, but time

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