Survey of Chase Disposal Area (NITNATOW)
SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CA MARINE PHYSICAL LAB
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A deep towed submersible instrument platform FISH equipped with side-looking sonar, magnetometer and cameras was used to locate and document the wreckage sites of five munitions laden ships which had been detonated in the process of munitions disposal. Geographical positions were determined first with reference to a network of acoustic transponders planted for this purpose. Subsequently the latitude and longitude of the transponders were determined by correlating the towing vessels position as determined by satellite navigation with the corresponding position relative to the transponder network.
- Marine Engineering