The catamaran of the Odesa diving fleet will operate in the Baltic Sea
The catamaran of the Odesa diving fleet Auguste Piccard was sold to an Estonian company; he will operate in the Baltic Sea.
This is reported by Dumskaya with reference to the Head of the Board of the Ukrainian Center for Marine Expeditions, Vladlen Tobak. According to him, the catamaran was sold by his partner because of a disagreement.
The Ukrainian Center for Marine Expeditions still has the Calypso vessel, on which divers plan to continue researching underwater objects.
“However, it will be much more difficult without a catamaran,” added Vladlen Toback.
The floating base for underwater research Auguste Piccard was built at the expense of diving enthusiasts and launched at the beginning of 2014, Dumskaya reports. For seven years of operation in the Black Sea, the research vessel took part in several dozen expeditions.
It is noted that with the help of a catamaran, a memorial was previously installed at the site of the death of two thousand Soviet prisoners of war who sank to the bottom together with the German transport Salzburg.
The Auguste Piccard is 22 meters long, eight meters wide, and has a displacement of 85 tons. The catamaran is able to operate autonomously at a 50-mile distance from the coast for more than a month.