Deepest submersible recovery
Last updated: October 23, 2017 at 1:19 am
1,585 m (5,200 ft) – Alvin was recovered by the submersible Aluminaut off the coast of New England in September 1969, after spending 10 months on the sea floor with its hatch open. Alvin’s cradle support failed during while launching for Dive #308 in October 1968. The pilot, Ed Bland, suffered minor injuries while exiting from the sinking sub. The record recovery also included three bologna sandwiches.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI)
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