For our Ghost Fishing missions we are always seeking for useful equipment.
After descending into dark waters we bumped into this wreck of a sailing boat.
During the winter the Dutch Ghostfishing divers are working on their skills in ghost-net-removal.
It just started freezing, but the water is still “warm”
Yearly divers cleanup their home-lake. It’s amazing what they find at the bottom. 240 kg’s of trash was the result this time!
This is a must see for sub fans! HMS Stubborn; length 70 meters and a 7 meter beam. She currently lies at a depth of 57 meters on the North coast of Malta. Impressive wreck….
This picture is taken last Sunday on the wreck of the “Rode Poon” in the North Sea. If you look closely you see a black balloon. All released balloons finally return to Earth as ugly litter. It can travel thousands of miles and pollute the most remote places and kills animals.
Together with Greenpeace Deutschland the Ghost Fishing team managed to cleanup more than a ton of lost fishing nets from three wrecks. It was a very successful mission. In this time of year, visibility in the North Sea is quit poor due to algae bloom. Sometimes you can’t even see further than 50cm.
Last week in Greece I was involved in a local Ghost Fishing mission. M/V Portugal was finally freed from an enormous pile of lost fishing gear.