Sample collection and documentation * Field trip 7-8 October 2019
Colleagues from VLIZ, AWI and Ikerconsulting were on board of R/V "Simon Stevin" and the work boat from 7-9 October to collect the mussel samples put out in August 2019.
They visited 3 locations off the Flemish coast:
- Vorpostenboot V-1302 John Mahn
- Belwind Windmill farm (collect comparative samples)
- HMS Basilisk.
Divers went to the positions, brought back the mussel samples to the work boat. After return to the mother ship the sample bag was opened, the mussels dissected and deep frozen for further bio-chemical analysis.
The war diary of the Vorpostenboot V-1302 John Mahn shows clearly the fight situation and the location, were it sank after having been attacked by British aircraft on 12. February 1942.
From 27-29 May and 11-14 June 2019 the first exploration voyages with the research vessel "Simon Stevin" from VLIZ will take place off the Flemish coast. This includes tasks such as mapping the sea f…Read more