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Old 01-14-2016, 11:07 PM   #1
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Default New artificial reef! Ocean Wind Tug

Escambia County put down the Ocean Wind Tug yesterday - Southeast of the Russian Freighter. 90 feet of water.
Sitting upright and pretty!
Here is some video I captured
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great video thanx for sharing it with us
a few questions
how long does it take once it submerges to hit bottom at 90 feet?
is it luck to get it up right ? or are there chains on it to help guide it and keep it upright?
also do you have the numbers for this new reef?
Thanx again
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That shot of water rushing up the central companionway is something you never want to see in person, I'm guessing. Very cool, as always, FFV. Thanks for the look, for those of us that couldn't make it out. WOW!
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great video thanx for sharing it with us
a few questions
how long does it take once it submerges to hit bottom at 90 feet?
is it luck to get it up right ? or are there chains on it to help guide it and keep it upright?
also do you have the numbers for this new reef?
Thanx again
In the video - you can see it hit bottom .....before the bow goes under.....its FAST and VIOLENT!
They seem to usually sink them stern first - it seems to help stabilize it and keep it upright. There was a single anchor at the bow.
Exact #'s havent been released yet - but its approximately :
30 11.000N
87 12.000w
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firefish was one of those housings the Gates? If it was glad to see it doing some good. Great video.
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I wanna see someone take a picture of a diver sitting on that toilet
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Ok thats a cool video! Ive never seen a video of a boat sinking from ON the boat!

See how fast she hit the bottom once she submerged is pretty scary as once below the water she sank to the bottom FAST!

Very cool, very cool!
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I noticed it hitting bottom while the bow was still in the sun. 90 feet isn't really that deep after all... super cool video, thanks.
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Nice footage. Looks like some fish are going to have a nice condo to live in.
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Wow!!!! Awesome video!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!!!!
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