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    Diving down to history to protect the present [Image 2 of 9]

    Diving down to history to protect the present

    ATLANTIC OCEAN – A diver is lowered into the ocean from the side of the Shelia Bordelon to begin work 180 feet below the surface on the tanker Coimbra wreck, May 16, 2019. The U.S. Coast Guard has contracted the Shelia Bordelon and Resolve Marine Group to conduct a full assessment of oil remaining on the Coimbra wreck, located approximately 30 miles southeast of Shinnecock, N.Y. If substantial oil still remains, and if feasible, the Coast Guard will work with Resolve Marine Group to remove oil from the wreck in order to reduce pollution risks to the environment. The Coimbra, a British-flagged supply ship, sunk off the coast of Long Island in January 1942 when a German U-boat torpedoed it. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Allyson E.T. Conroy)



    Date Taken: 05.16.2019
    Date Posted: 05.17.2019 15:48
    Photo ID: 5374376
    VIRIN: 190516-G-DE713-0009
    Resolution: 4912x7360
    Size: 21.47 MB
    Location: US

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