VIDEO: Portuguese Navy Corvette Sunken

Portuguese Navy Corvette Sunken

The Oliveria e Carmo, former Portuguese Navy corvette, was sunk by a team of engineers off the coast of the Algarve, according to the Daily Mail.

Cleaning and preparation work on the Oliveira e Carmo Corvette was completed a few months ago, reports Ocean Revival, in charge of the sinking operation.

Project mentor Luís Sá Couto said that the ship had seen the removal of “close to 300 tons of contaminants over a period of five months of work “.

The former corvette is one of the four ships sunken near Portimao to form an artificial reef and to transform an almost deserted area into a diving location of excellence.

The ship was sunken in 2 minutes and 7 seconds at 11h00 am.

The outstanding job was  carried out  by a team formed by the Canadian Artificial Reef Consultants, The Portuguese Navy, Orica Portugal and Subnauta.

Naval Today Staff,November 1, 2012.