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Old 04-02-2015, 08:43 AM   #1
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Default Video of side-scan sonar fish snagged by the USS Oriskany

Coast Watch Alliance's Deep Dive Recovery Team retrieved a side-scan sonar fish and 900' of armored cable that became entangled in the USS Oriskany reef on March 19th, 2015.

Many thanks to our Deep Dive Recovery Team: Scott Bartel (FireFishVideo), Bryan Clark (WhackumStackum), Tim Smith and Marcus Minges.

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Old 04-02-2015, 09:03 AM   #2
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That's a lot of cable wonder where it came from.
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Old 04-03-2015, 12:13 AM   #3
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Me and a buddy from the Dauphin Island Sea Lab were emailing back and forth about this today. We thought y'all were trying to identify the owners of the fish, so I contacted a guy I know at Klein.

Well, after some gossip, my friend pulled the price list to figure out how much that towfish was worth.

Probably more than the boat towing it... haha.

3900 Towfish only: Around $33-34K
Topside Processing Unit only: Around $35-36K
Total Package (if purchased together) : $43K and we also include a case and laptop.
That K-Wing on there was an additional $4K as well.
Add in a few $K for 300 meters of cable...
Good on y'all for helping them recover a nice piece of equipment. I'm sure that there were some stomachs tied in knots when that thing broke loose...

Edit: Word is that it belonged to FWRI.
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Old 04-19-2015, 09:21 PM   #4
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Seems a little odd to tow that much cash past a well known "snag"....
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