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Government grant awarded

The Swedish national heritage board have awarded Södertörn university and Västerviks museum a grant to continue documenting the warship Mars (1554). Ocean Discovery will be in charge of the ROV investigation in the summer of 2021 utilizing the unique expertise in 3D scanning underwater. Previous years the whole wreck site has been 3D scanned by Ocean Discovery but now the main objective is to focus on the debris field around the wreck site where hundreds of artifacts remain to be discovered. Also, the bow section of the wreck is missing, and efforts will be made to locate it with side scan sonar.


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