"Hercules" hunts for amphorae
- On 31/05/2009
- In Underwater Archeology
From Visit Montenegro
Montenegrin and U.S. officials visited the research vessel in the Bay of Kotor: The mission of the research vessel “Hercules” in territorial waters of Montenegro is merely the beginning of long-term cooperation on the Montenegrin seabed mapping project in quest for valuable archaeological sites.
The underwater archaeological research project is a sign of fostering good relations between the Ministry of Culture and US Embassy in Montenegro.
Tivat – “The current days-long mission of the research vessel “Hercules” in territorial waters of Montenegro is merely the beginning of long-term cooperation project regarding mapping Montenegrin seabed in quest for valuable archaeological sites – amphorae and aircraft wrecks from different periods,” it is said yesterday in Perast during the visit of Montenegrin and U.S. officials to the American research vessel “Hercules”, which belongs to the RPM Nautical Foundation from Florida.
The staff aboard the vessel presented technical performances of “Hercules”. The vessel is equipped with cutting edge multi-beam sonar, underwater vehicle with ROV technologies, modern hydrograph software and software for analyzing data received from sonar, high resolution underwater cameras, and dynamic positioning system.