Scientific equipment washed ashore

Jan 3, 2009   //   by Caitriona   //   Callouts  //  2 Comments

Following a report from a member of the public, members of Doolin Unit of the Irish Coast Guard investigated a piece of scientific equipment which has been washed ashore north of Spanish Point. The equipment consists of a spherical submersible platform, a Teledyne “Workhorse” Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler, an Argos satellite transmitter and associated components. The unit, which has sustained some damage, has been secured and attempts are being made to trace its owners.
Incident 02/09


  • may be a submarine communications buoy. US or UK?

  • I was watching a tv programme about these the other day.

    Amazing how they come to the surface every 3 days and transmit their position. There are 10’s of 1000’s of them floating about in the deep currents.


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