Friday, 2 October 2015

SALVAGE SOUTH PACIFIC

Crissie Craka in The Solomon Islands
Crissie Craka

Reg Thomas of Don Tas diving and salvage company, Honiara, Solomon Islands (in 1987).  Base, now back in Australia with wife and business partner Helen.   Reflecting today on his 101 near-death experiences underwater.d in The Solomon Islands during thirty years working with explosive and war era shipwrecks in deep water.



Stern section of Ruanui wreck is about 120 feet deep. Crissie Craka with Don Tas crew.



How the EU punishes fishing nation violators. Shark fins etc.

The Solomon Islands sells fishing rights to foreign ships.  (Above news item involves a shark fin incident in PNG during August 2015).

Friday night - Social Sailing Club in Honiara.
Chinatown
Xyuru Maru - salvaged by Reg Thomas and towed back to Japan by his tug.