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    Diving down to history to protect the present [Image 7 of 9]

    Diving down to history to protect the present

    ATLANTIC OCEAN – A piece of the tanker Coimbra salvaged from 180 feet of water, rests on the deck of the Shelia Bordelon while two crew members label oil samples for testing, May 16, 2019. The U.S. Coast Guard has contracted 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: 5374413
    VIRIN: 190516-G-DE713-0075
    Resolution: 4912x7360
    Size: 22.65 MB
    Location: US

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