Seafarer discovered a large concentration of colonial era shipwreck material in Area 2 off Melbourne Beach, Florida.
With SeaSearcher 2’s metal discriminator integration testing completed, our teams continue to work hard at expanding our knowledge about the Melbourne Beach site while also preparing to return to Juno Beach.
Our team took time this week to capture some glamour shots for the SeaSearcher to show her off in all of her beauty and help illustrate how she works.
This long-awaited time of year was gladly welcomed by the teams which showed in what they were able to accomplish in their work scanning, documenting, and qualifying new tech features.
Who says you can’t have a little fun at work? Check out our new blog post to see what fun the dive team got up to this week!
We were anxious to get some scanning done, but also to check out the new custom-designed loop for our metal detectors that our design team built based on SeaSearcher tech. It doubles our detection distance and footprint.
The Good Fortune headed out to do some SeaSearcher scanning early in the week before the season’s first tropical disturbance hit us. The ride out was pretty rough, but once on-site, the winds shifted, it seemed to settle down and the skies cleared up. We were able to get a good bit of scanning done and identified a new target area for a detailed scan before the conditions caught up with us.
It was a good time for calm seas early in the week. The Good Fortune took advantage of this to do some scanning of an area of interest. We had a special guest pilot for the SeaSearcher as we scanned a large area in between where we discovered the two wooden features.
Both vessels were out again this week for the few days that the weather permitted. Taking advantage of the calm between the storms, the captains skillfully guided their vessels out to site in conditions that would have kept most at home. Sometimes the actual conditions betray what the weather channel or a beach camera show, and sometimes you just have to make a run for it as a storm front approaches.
The SeaSearcher lab is outfitted to build and maintain the SeaSearchers and supporting components. Pardon the covers. They are a little modest. Our lab has a dedicated workstation for each SeaSearcher. Yes, there are two SeaSearchers.