The Ship Sinkers
The Ship Sinkers

The Ship Sinkers

2006  |  60 Min

  • Director: Danny Mauro, David Springbett
  • Cast: Roy Gabriel, Jay Straith
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What fate awaits ships that were once proud vessels at bay, but have now turned into floating junkyards? While one option is to cut them up for scrap, another alternative is to use them to bolster marine biodiversity by turning them into artificial reefs. The old naval ships are sunk to an underwater resting place by ship sinkers. These submerged ships then provide breeding sites for innumerable marine species. This documentary takes us from the coast of British Columbia and the depths of the Florida Keys, to New Zealand, where a former warship gets a new lease of life underwater.

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