Ioppa Maritima Project

Project Update- Shipwrecks!

By September 11, 2014July 14th, 2015No Comments

We are about a week and a half into the survey and have completed 14 targets. Among the unremarkable finds are boat junk and rocks, but we are happy about video documenting three shipwrecks so far. Two of these are especially intriguing:

This is probably a lifeboat or tender from a Russian cargo ship built in 1971. The Tolya Komar still sails and we assume this smaller vessel went down close to the 70’s based on the level of deterioration.¬†2014.08.03 Target 5 (Tolya Komar)

The second ship is very interesting and we’re re-visiting the site tomorrow to try to get a closer picture of the bow. We’ve seen the stern in two separate dives and Douglas Inglis lead us in making a tentative identification of it as the M-15 HMS, a Monitor class gunship from WWI. We welcome any thoughts or suggestions!

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Our team is having a great time trying to identify these wrecks!10703751_10152693422294834_7947989836864176370_n