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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.

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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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