Tag: NOAA

Understanding Risks with Sunken Vessels

Other Factors The NOAA states that there are multiple general factors that must be considered in developing and implementing a plan to remove fuel or another potentially polluting substance from a sunken wreck.  For example: •              Vessel construction/engineering.  The actual construction and engineering of the vessel in areas such as plate thickness, riveting, and welding […]

The Oil Threat from Sunken Vessels

But given the difficulty of confirming information about submerged shipwrecks, there are many uncertainties about the estimates.  For example, the NOAA says that 47 of the 87 priority vessels have unknown or unconfirmed locations.  Unconfirmed locations include vessels where divers have reported finding a shipwreck, but definitive identification of the shipwreck has not been made.  […]