MV Twin Capes Embarks For The Last Time

 

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MV Twin Capes .. photo by Tim Mullane

 If you haven’t heard the MV Twin Capes is being added to the artificial reefs off of Delaware’s coast.  The pictures below do not due justice to the size of this vessel. The Del-Jersey Land Reef will be one heavy, tomorrow.  Due to the weather, the sinking of the MV Twin Capes in the Del-Jersey Land Reef has been delayed a good bit.  That all changed yesterday when she was hooked up to the tugs and departed Norfolk.  She is scheduled to be sunk Friday sometime during the day.  

Tim Mullane and the Coleen Marine crew will drop her some time tomorrow in front of a boat load of media.  “It seems like each sinking there are more and more spectators and media … passenger during the sinking of the Tamaroa”.  This will not be an exception, seeing this ferry sunk for a reef will be an experience.  I think they should weld a buick to the deck. 

   The ship is massive and will be a welcome addition to the Del Jersey Land Reef.  Divers will enjoy the scenery more and more over time as marine life takes over the surface.  It won’t take long for fish to congregate on this structure.   

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Upper section of the MV Twin Capes completely gutted to the beams.

We will have videos and pictures for you tomorrow, but in the mean time you can check out the Facebook page … “Twin Capes Reef Project“.  There are a lot of updated pictures that show the process to clean her up as a reef and her final journey.

Fish On!
Rich King 

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