Greek island of Kea truly inspires divers from all over the world. No wonder: an illustrious HMHS Britannic is lying just a few miles offshore. But it is not the only Kean underwater treasure. Making an approach to Korissia port technical divers can spot another intriguing location – S/S Burdigala. And that’s exactly where U-Boat Malta expedition headed to after having finished things on Britannic.
It’s been a while since “Britannic-2014″ expedition has ended, but the impressive amount of the video materials gathered lets researchers continue with their studies even today. We now take a look at some of the best pictures made during the mission…
We have come back from our Greek expedition, and it is just about time to turn our hands to mission analysis. In the meantime we feel honoured to share our latest appearance in media.
“Maltese vessel examines shipwreck of Titanic’s sister ship” – the “Times of Malta” heading is saying, telling this beautiful country about our accomplishments in Aegean Sea.
Having completed the Britannic mission, U-Boat Navigator team went on with the underwater research and participated in the expedition devoted to another WW1 wreck, S/S Burdigala.
The stories of two ships were tied up forever by dramatic events of the World War I. November of 1916 turned into a tragedy for both of them. Burdigala was the first to strike a mine near the island of Kea. In just a week Britannic followed her path, striking a mine from the same mine field, laid by German sub U-73.
While in Greece, U-Boat Navigator team has met lots of beautiful people and devoted professionals. Among them there were divers, historians, archeologists and specialists from the Greek Department of Underwater Antiquities.
That was a great pleasure to communicate with them, enriching our experience. We also were delighted to find some news about our expedition in Greek newspapers…
“Britannic 2014″ expedition has made lots of great things happen. Fascinating research process, meetings with good friends, talks with interesting people… Our big thank you to everyone for participation. And to “Britannic” as well! Before we come up with the full report on the journey, we publish a brief overview in photos…
While expedition is on the go, we publish promised photos. HMHS Britannic wreck has not changed much since last year, excluding some newly emerged fishing nets. Actually, fishing is prohibited in the area, but currants can easily bring them here anyways.
Our researchers were glad to see the wreck gain. They eagerly examined its external condition and filmed high quality videos, making a good use of new lights, especially developed for underwater filming.
Finishing touches are being put on the threshold of the long-awaited expedition to HMHS Britannic. U-Boat Navigator is going to take a team of researches onto a fascinating trip to Greek coast…
Famous historians and professional divers will join our crew. We’ll be honoured and happy to get their comments, to make our own ones – and all for keeping you informed about the news.
U-Boat Navigator team is getting ready for the oncoming expedition to the wreck of legendary Britannic. In the meanwhile specialists carefully check their equipment: wet bell, ROV (remotely operated underwater vehicle), decompression chamber, cameras and other systems and facilities.
U-Boat Navigator divers also availed the opportunity of examining new outfit and accouterment while striving for the absolute perfection and polishing up their immersion techniques.
Famous British maritime historian, Britannic wreck owner Simon Mills has recently visited U-Boat Malta to talk about his legendary belonging, oncoming filming project and simply life. Interesting topics to discuss and a fine weather day on the island made our meeting unforgettable.
Mr. Mills’ visit to the office gave us a chance to extend the interview we had a couple of months ago. We’ll publish it shortly, along with some great rare pictures of Britannic. Simon generously suggested putting them forward in order to provide our readers with even more entertaining and insightful material.