Thursday, July 23, 2020

Amundsen's Polar Ship Maud Has Been Brought To The Surface

From Maritime Logistics Professional:

How the old polar ship MAUD is floated 
An old story but very successful application of using marine salvage airbags to re float sunken ship  
The Maud, a Norwegian ice-faring ship built for the explorer Roald Amundsen, had been sitting in shallow water off the coast of northern Canada since 1930。 
A professional cultural heritage inspection of the wreck was carried out in 1995 and 1996, led by the internationally-acknowledged marine archaeologist James P. Delgado.
He confirmed that the wreck has international significance as cultural heritage and that it is an archaeological locality of special interest to both Norway and Canada. ...MUCH MORE, including links.