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PT-109—The Search for the Wreck


The Australia-based fishing boat Grayscout was chartered for the May 2002 PT-109 expedition and temporarily converted to a shipwreck-search vessel.

The green container on deck, which serves as an onboard ROV repair shop, was transported from the U.S. via cargo ship to Australia. Both expedition ROVs, including lighting rig Argus (shown suspended from the rear of the ship), arrived inside the container.

Photograph by Ted Chamberlain

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