Focus Stories: Wrecks

Every month we will focus on a specific theme, featuring a selection of articles which have previously been published in Hydro International magazine. to present a complete recap of the subject. If you don't want to miss these themed recaps, sign up for the newsletter (sign up here). This theme is: Wrecks and hydrography.

Interesting News: Wrecks

40 Wrecks Found during Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project

During MMT's participation in the MAP project, the 'Surveyor Interceptor' ROV (SROV) was used for geophysical surveys to detect former land surfaces buried below the current seabed. It set new records for both a depth of 1,80... (read more)

Phoenix & U.S. Navy Recovered Sunken Ship El Faro’s VDR

Phoenix International Holdings, USA, under the operational direction of the U.S. Navy’s Office of the Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV), successfully recovered the voyage data recorder (VDR) from the sunken car... (read more)

Historical American Shipwrecks Documented in Collaboration

2G Robotics and NOAA, with the assistance of Offshore Analysis & Research Solutions (OARS), recently used 2G Robotics’ underwater laser scanning technology to create 3D models of some of America’s most nationa... (read more)

Live Images of Historical Shipwrecks Beamed Ashore

Images of significant historical shipwrecks are currently being captured by a Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV and beamed directly to educational and public audiences on shore in a live telepresence-enabled exploration projec... (read more)

Landsat Satellite Spots Shipwrecks

An estimated three million shipwrecks are scattered across the planet’s oceans. Most maritime mishaps occur close to shore where hazards to navigation — such as rocks, reefs, other submerged objects and vesse... (read more)

German Wreck Discovered Using Mini ROV

On 22 June 2015, after a six-year-long search for the sunken German warship Rio de Janeiro, the companies Agder-Tech, Adykk and Seabed Services found the vessel sitting off the coast of Lillesand, Norway. The three firms have... (read more)

Darwin Harbour Unveils Sand Waves and Shipwrecks

Darwin, Australia, is world-renowned for its rich and diverse landscapes. However, as a scientific exploration party has just found out, there is an equally diverse and previously undiscovered region of Darwin under the sea.... (read more)

Phoenix International Assists in Locating El Faro

Phoenix International (USA), under the operational direction of the U.S. Navy’s Office of the Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV), successfully located the U.S. flagged cargo vessel El Faro using the U.S. Navy&rs... (read more)

3D-printed Model of HMS Erebus Wreck on Display

During Ocean Business a 3D-printed model of HMS Erebus will be on display at the CARIS stand, N10. In the past 160-plus years, various expeditions have taken place in the hope of finding Sir John Franklin's lost ships, HMS Er... (read more)
Articles: Wrecks

Searching for HMS Terror

“We know where the target is not located” is the only guaranteed result of any search expedition. This statement does not make for exciting headlines, however, the value of knowledge gained during the search itsel... (read more)

Gold, Glory, and — HYDRO!

This month marks the 555th anniversary of the death of Prince Henry of Portugal, known as the Navigator, on 13 November 1460. Henry had set in motion a series of events that led to a new understanding of the earth, the discov... (read more)

Identification of the ­Wreck of the U.S.C.S.S. ­Robert J. Walker

From 21 to 24 June 2013, a NOAA team from the Office of Coast Survey (OCS) and the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) conducted a joint mission to explore a shipwreck off the coast of New Jersey near Absecon Inlet a... (read more)

Understanding the Unthinkable

In the night of 14 April 1912, the unthinkable happened. The mightiest ship afloat, the brand new White Star Line ship Titanic, was on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York. The ship was advertised as unsin... (read more)

High-Resolution Shipwreck Surveys

ADUS has set a new benchmark in wreck surveying by developing innovative solutions to some of the inherent problems of multi-beam surveying and data visualisation. This has been achieved by combining academic skills with prac... (read more)

Dredged up from the Past

Prior to the approval of marine aggregate dredging licence applications, archaeologists conduct a detailed study of the proposed area in order to safeguard the UK marine heritage. Despite this, it is not uncommon for finds of... (read more)