Yearly Archives: 2017

Filming in Malta

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For the past three months our research vessel U Boat Navigator with the crew aboard, pretty much every day was working on the underwater objects in the Maltese waters. The team has been filming various wrecks for several documentary projects. Having terabytes of footage the team temporarily finished working in Malta and headed...

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International Maritime Day 2017

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For the past 38 years, the world is celebrating the International Maritime Day. The decision was made during the 10th Assembly of International Maritime Association (IMO) and is one of the worldwide days of the UN. Up until 1980, it was celebrated in March, nowadays it is held on the last Thursday of...

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Richie Kohler visits U-Boat

Our colleague and dear friend Richie Kohler spent two weeks working aboard U-Boat Navigator with our team.  We’ve been diving to various wrecks, filming interviews and genarally did a great job over this time. The result of our work will be available later on, keep an eye on our...

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BIRTHDAY OF RUSSIAN GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

U-Boat Malta Ltd. for several years has been actively participating in underwater expeditions of RGS and the Underwater Research Center and would like to join in wishing many more years of successful projects’ implementation in Russia and abroad.

Nicolas the First was the one to set the beginning of the Geographical Society...

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The Queen of Italian Wrecks

The MV Viminale is another wreck that we’ve been filming and studying during our expedition to Italy this year. The ship sank during World War II, off the coast of Palmi, Reggio Calabria. Viminale in Sydney Some people tend to refer to Viminale as the Italian Titanic, due to...
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Expedition to Italy 2017: Valfiorita motonave

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="3567" img_size="full"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]At the end of June, the U Boat Navigator has left for the Italian waters to spend time exploring the objects around the beautiful islands Capri and Sicily. Having returned back to Malta the vessel with two subs and an ROV aboard delivered some very unique footage and images. We will be sharing...
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Divers Day

Diver’s Day (or better Commercial or Navy Diver’s Day) is celebrated on the 5th of May in Russia and some of the CIS countries. The history of this day goes back to 1882, the year when the first in the world diving school was founded. On the 5th of May 1882, by decree of Russian...
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HMS Southwold (L10): Sunk today, 75 years ago

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As we have mentioned in our plan of expeditions for 2017, while in Malta, the U-Boat Navigator, within several projects, is busy exploring the home waters and filming local wrecks.  One of these wrecks is the HMS Southwold (L10), the type II British Hunt-class destroyer that sunk 75 years ago on this day,...

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Sergey Cherkashin has passed away

Sergey Cherkashin has passed away yesterday, on the 21st of March 2017. Sergey was a professional technical diver, high-class diving instructor, General Director of the Centre of Underwater Research at the Institute of Oceanology at the Russian Academy of Science, a representative of the PSAI in Russia and a very nice guy. Sergey wasn’t only...
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The first mini submarines – Part 1

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Mini-submarine (submersible) – is a habituated subaquatic apparatus with water displacement of not more than 150 tonnes. The crews of such vessels are normally not exceeding 9 men. In most cases, the submersibles are launched from the support vessels. The mini subs became widely popular during WWII but not everyone knows that the history of...
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