28 Jul 2021

MV MAKO’s maiden ghost gear recovery voyage

The meet MAKO event in IJmuiden was wrapped up in style with MAKO’s maiden ghost net recovery voyage. Our volunteer divers descended to 22meters at the Breydon Widgeon wreck in the North Sea to recover a huge trawler net that was covering parts of the wreck together with pieces of recreational fishing gear, in total about 150 kg. 

The information about the location of this large trawler net was obtained from a fellow diving team and seems to be very accurate, even though underwater visibility was very poor, the net was located immediately. The total time spend on this recovery was 30mins.

The MAKO was acquired back in November thanks to a generous donation by DWS. For the past months the crew carried out maintenance work while eagerly waiting for COVID restrictions to allow its 1st mission to take place.

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