Marine engineer and photographer from the virgin Islands, Owen Buggy, has created a new artificial coral reef, which in combination will become a tourist attraction for divers. The basis was taken an old legend about a sea monster and a real artifact: the ship “Kodiak Queen”. The last of the surviving historic bombing of pearl Harbor in 1941.
At the time of the Japanese attack aces on the us Navy ship had the designation USS YO-44 was among the newest, it launched in the same year. In 2016 Buggy bought it at the fair scrap to flood with real benefits. For this he enlisted the support of the “Unite BVI”, which is financed by billionaire Richard Branson, has assembled a team of designers and engineers.
The hull will acquire shell, which side is on the seabed it is not put, but there is nothing interesting. So once on land on the stern built a structure in the form of monstrous, over 20 m in length, octopus. Sea monster attacked the ship and dragged into the abyss, but he fell in an unequal battle when after ten years the skeleton will acquire corals, parts will fail to distinguish between the art object will be formed finally.
The whole exposition is built and lowered into the water in April 2017, and with the advent of autumn, the experts noted the signs of the birth of a new ecosystem. The artificial reef is still intact, open to all divers. It’s a chance to look at it for the most impressionable – then, according to the idea, the colossal octopus in the dark depth will look much worse.
Source — BVI Reef Art