Friday, August 12, 2011

More articles in latest MLSSA Newsletter

The August issue of the MLSSA Newsletter includes my articles on the Star of Greece (again), the SA Maritime Museum and the Jervois Basin Ships' Graveyard Trail. "More About the Star of Greece", "My Recent Visit to the SA Maritime Museum" and "Jervois Basin Ships' Graveyard Trail" can all be found at There is also an article about the Second Valley jetty if you're interested.

Vladimir Putin's lucky find

Russia's Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin took up scuba diving recently. On his 3rd dive, he dived in to 2m of water in the Black Sea and pulled out two discarded 6th-C. urns. It was during an expedition on the southern Russian coast near Ukraine.

4th Expedition to wreck of the Mentor

Greek Culture Ministry divers recently searched British shipwreck the Mentor for the 4th time, looking for sculptures. They only managed to find 19th C. tableware & firearms. The Mentor sank off of the island of Kythera, off southern Greece, 200 years ago. She was supposed to be carrying sculptures from the Parthenon at the time. None have been found, however, after four expeditions to the wreck.

Search for U-boats

· R Researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have joined a team of scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to search the Graveyard of the Atlantic for the remains of German U-boats.