Tag: Melbourne Beach

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.

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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.

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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.

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One of the most exciting places at Seafarer Exploration these days is the Wet Storage Facility where all of the suspected artifacts are examined. The trip starts with the Discovery Team as they carefully measure, photograph, and document any potential artifact find. This includes many aspects such as location, length, width, and orientation.

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The SeaSearcher™ has been tested in a variety of environments including the lab, a test pool, lake, and the open ocean at numerous depths (both water and sub-bottom). The open ocean is where those very cool looking Seafarer Exploration coins come into play.

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The SeaSearcher™ Command Trailer serves as an all-in-one transport, repair, and operations center for the SeaSearcher when on-site. There is secure storage for the SeaSearcher for transport to any of the Seafarer Exploration sites. There is also a complement of tools and spare parts so SeaSearcher can be repaired if needed. Finally, there is a fully integrated dual monitor command station where the SeaSearcher is operated.

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