Dear All, over the last couple of days a lot has been happening on the site. The first divers in yesterday were Nigel from the Museum and Greg a guest diver with our sponsor’s Silentworld. Nigel and Greg continued their remote sensing survey of the wreck – one of the more interesting items they located was a copper alloy ship’s fastening called a ‘dump’. This dump was marked with the ‘broad arrow’ – further evidence that the vessel is the colonial government owned Mermaid.
Other dive teams carried out surveys of the deeper waters to the south of the reef looking for any wreck material which may have drifted off the site.
An exciting day but tinged with sadness as Elaine, Megan and Alice from Bega High School and Wayne Morris from James Cook University were leaving the expedition today. Sorry to see you go.