Accomplishments and Awards

Ashkhabad Survey - Summer 2013

BAREG, in collaboration with NOAA, visited the site to record a detailed site plan of the wreck.  The survey had a particular focus on feature and artifact identification.  From August to September 2013, divers worked with NOAA staff archaeologists to create the site plan.  Figure 1 depicts the site plan as published by NOAA based on the results of the survey.

 

Ashkabad Site Plan

Figure 1: Ashkhabad Detailed Site Plan

[Courtesy of NOAA]

Additional information can be found on the NOAA website at:

http://monitor.noaa.gov/shipwrecks/ashkhabad.html

Caribsea Survey - Summer 2014

BAREG divers joined NOAA staff archaeologists in Beaufort, N.C., to survey and document the merchant vessel Caribsea.  The 10-day expedition ran from May 23 until June 1 out of Beaufort N.C.  A comprehensive site map of the shipwreck was produced, which NOAA used to create a dive slate that was given to local North Carolina dive shops and operators to be used as a guide for diving on the wreck site.  Figure 2 depicts the site plan based on the results of the survey.

Caribsea site plan

Figure 2: Caribsea Detailed Site Plan

Dixie Arrow Survey - Summer 2015

BAREG, in collaboration with NOAA, visited the site to record a detailed site plan of the wreck.  The survey had a particular focus on feature and artifact identification.  From 23-30 May, 2015, BAREG divers worked with NOAA staff archaeologists to create the site plan.

“Mystery” Wreck - Summers 2014 & 2015

Conducted research dives in conjunction with NOAA’s Monitor National Marine Sanctuary (MNMS) in order to positively identify the wreck off the Diamond Shoals of Cape Hatteras.  The dives consisted of documenting the wreck by way of videography as well obtaining measurements of key features of the vessel.  Obtained evidence from the wreck as well as results of historical research conclusively indicated that the wreck is that of the SS Merak.

Findings were presented at the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) 2016 Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology in Washington, D.C.

F.W. Abrams Survey - May 2016

BAREG, in collaboration with NOAA, plans to survey the site to record a detailed site plan of the wreck.