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Offline Twoflower

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Re: Mystery Underwater Device Lost By U.S. Navy in Adriatic Sea.
« Reply #50 on: January 23, 2020, 07:50:37 pm »
Interestingly, the paperworks is still sticking to the cube in a transparent envelope, so I can only assume it accidently fell over board. Certainly a serious scientist would remove the shipping papers before deploying it.
I'm more puzzled that they shipped the equipment without a shipping case. I would expect that the device has some more or less sensitive parts which could be damaged by shipping.
 
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Re: Mystery Underwater Device Lost By U.S. Navy in Adriatic Sea.
« Reply #51 on: January 24, 2020, 08:22:59 am »
in Germany one underwater observatory got missing in action last summer. They're really puzzled how that could happen.

One should be aware of the location. Eckernförde is *the* german naval testing site (plus home of some elite forces), for more than a century now. Lots of secret stuff going on there (a classmate is working there as an EE, but isn't allowed to talk, obviously...). So it wouldn't surprise me, if some foreign country were involved in this case (by accident).
 

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Re: Mystery Underwater Device Lost By U.S. Navy in Adriatic Sea.
« Reply #52 on: February 19, 2020, 03:11:47 pm »
Replying to myself, there is an update to the story (in German):

https://weather.com/de-DE/wissen/umwelt/news/2020-02-18-teil-von-geomar-unterwasserobservatorium-geborgen/?par=focus_web_main

In short: They found one of the two parts only 180m away - however in 20m depth, with very little sight. They used a special purpose ship for detecting shipwrecks and ocean mapping. Assuming an illegal fishing trawler picked them up by accident...
 
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