Fishing Trawler Wreck, NOAA

eTrac was located in Key West working on a large scale nautical charting project for NOAA when a hurricane passed by the coast of Florida causing large bands of high winds and large sea states. During this weather period a local fishing trawler had crashed into the submerged jetty of the Key West Northern Channel. The following day high seas caused enough turmoil to push the trawler off the jetty into the channel and almost fully submerged at high tide. eTrac was contracted to position the trawler using multibeam data in order to chart the wreck as a Danger To Navigation. The position of the wreck from the multibeam data was not only used for charting, it was valuable information for a local dive and salvage company that assisted in the recovery.

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