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    Diving down to history to protect the present [Image 8 of 9]

    Diving down to history to protect the present

    ATLANTIC OCEAN – Two oils samples pulled from the wreck of the tanker Coimbra are prepared to be sent out for testing after being retrieved from one of the tanks, 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: 5374415
    VIRIN: 190516-G-DE713-0080
    Resolution: 7360x4912
    Size: 24.07 MB
    Location: US

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