RV Hercules Surveys Shipwreck Site (Croatia)

 

Over the last couple of days the Croatian Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar and the U.S. archaeological research organization RPM Nautical Foundation have been exploring the seafloor on Croatia’s Adriatic coast.

The advanced research vessel Hercules was deployed for surveying the site of a possible shipwreck.

Mr. Edwin Vella, the captain of Hercules said: ”We can hold the position so that the ROV (remotely operated vehicle) can dive down and check the target comfortably and without haste and without any danger that the ship will be moved by the sea currents”.

Traveling from Prevlaka to Cavtat, Hercules sonar revealed several possible wreck sites.

“The first wooden ship could date back to the 17th century, while we suspect that the second one dates back to the Napoleonic wars, because there was a great battle here in 1806,” stated Luka Bekic from the International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar.

According to the officials the last day of exploration was very successful in revealing the two sunken amphibious ships.

Subsea World News Staff , August 10, 2012

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