Salvaging Aleutian Isle continues
September 7, 2022
By Ken Stern
Since last Wednesday, divers contracted with the Washington Department of Ecology or the U.S. Coast Guard made dives to the sunken Aleutian Isle, probably daily, according to posts on Ecology's website.
Removing netting has been a primary project to both ensure the divers safety and to prevent fouling when the vessel is lifted. By the end of their shift on Sunday, Sept. 4, the "dive crews finished cutting away free-floating netting from the vessel and securing all remaining entanglement hazards" Ecology posted. Drones, or Remote Operating Vehicles, have been used in each dive....