Down goes the Twin Capes

Rodiano Bonacci
Giugno 20, 2018

The weight of the vessel is about 2,100 ton M/V Twin Capes, and it was sunk on Friday at the Del-Jersey-Land Inshore Artificial Reef.

The Cape May-Lewes Ferry is the ferry system in the United State and it is operated by the Delaware River and Bay authority, be composed of three vessels and two terminals.

After the ferry was retired, it was bought from the Delaware River and Bay Authority by the marine contractor Coleen Marine, who then sunk the boat themselves. In the 1990s, the ferry got an upgrade. He witnessed the sinking of the MV Twin Capes, which he ensured will sink at the exact location that was specified for it. The original vessel twin cape has reached its resting ground to the ocean floor where it will expand and enhance fish habitat and offer opportunities for deep sea diving.

"This will really be the crowning jewel", read a statement from Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control artificial reef coordinator Jeff Tinsman.

The Del-Jersey-Land submerged reef also includes the ex-destroyer USS Arthur W. Redford and the Zuni/Tamaroa, a harbor tug that later survived the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II and eventually became a U.S. Coast Guard Cutter.

While it is considerably shorter than the Radford at only 320-feet-long, officials believe that the Twin Capes has the potential to be the "best addition" to Delaware's artificial reef system for diving, regardless whether it's for fishing or recreational purposes. This ship was said to be the ideal fish habitat, and it can attract sharks, tuna, and other marine animals.

However, Twin Capes ran into difficulties after the refit.

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