Within the DEMA Show 2015 in Orlando, FL, Richie Kohler, a world-known technical diver-explorer and a good friend of ours, presented his book “Mystery of the Last Olympian”. The crew of U Boat Navigator has assisted Richie during the final stage of his exploration so that everyone could enjoy reading his book about Britannic very soon – in February 2016.
“The book details the mysterious sinking Titanic’s sister ship Britannic. Most people know the story of Titanic, but do not know she had two sisters, the Olympic and the Britannic. Britannic was the largest ship sunk during World War one and for almost 100 years there were many questions that couldn’t be answered about her mysterious sinking, until now”.
Richie and his team joined our expedition in summer 2015, on board of the U Boat Navigator research vessel, to once again submerge to the wreck of Britannic. Richie has been diving to Britannic’s wreck for many years, and this time with our support he performed a unique dive, collecting precious materials that now allowed him to finally finish his book. Everyone did their best to have this book completed by year 2016 – to commemorate a 100-year-anniversary since Britannic and many other ships, that served during WWI went to rest.
American team of technical divers “Explorers Club” submerged to the wreck of the legendary hospital ship under the supervision of U-Boat team in Triton 3300/3 submersible constantly lighting their path by its beams, cameras and ROV. Having the ability to use our vessel’s diving bell made it a much more pleasant experience as their decompression stops became significantly more comfortable.
Our team on the other hand, had a great time working with the highly trained group of divers devoted to what they do.
It was also remarkable to find people who are as inspired by this ship and her story as we are and who’s goals and interests meet ours in so many ways.
We are already looking forward to our further mutual projects with Richie and Explores Club. And, of course, we can’t wait to get ahold of a copy of “Mystery of the Last Olympian”. This book, written by Richie Kohler and Charlie Hudson will be out in February 2016.