Depth: 52-130 m
Number of submergences: 12 submergences during five days
Researched objects: Roman shipwrecks
Operating equipment: Piloted submersibles Triton 3300/3 & Triton 3300/1; Perseo ROV, Deep-water diving equipment, MultiBeam Echo Sounder System
Participants: URC RGS, U-Boat, R.A.S. Foundation (Restoring Ancient Stabiae, Italy), Department of Underwater Archaeology of the Vesuvian Institute
- Research and filming of two ancient Roman ships near the island of Capri (Italy)
- Research and scanning of Bocca Piccola region near Capri using Echo Sounder System
- Search for artifacts with the participation of R.A.S. Foundation, and representatives of the Vesuvian Institute
- Identification of the ships wrecks and collection of the documentary evidence
- Lifting of the artifacts for further study at university
- Preservation of artifacts (amphorae) for further restoration
- Transfer of amphorae for storage and further research to R.A.S. Foundation
According to the results of the expedition all planned tasks were performed and the following results were achieved:
- Ancient amphorae were preserved and transferred for the restoration and storage in the R.A.S. Foundation. After the further study they will be used as museum exhibits.
- Future plans have been discussed for further research and expeditions in the year 2017 season.