CONFIRMED DATE FOR SINKING
The sinking of the Hydrographic ship Ex-NRP Almeida de Carvalho A527 at the Ocean Park Revival is scheduled for this Saturday, September 21, 2013, at 13 hours, GMT.
The program will be as follows:
07:00 - 09:00 Trailer the Hydrographic ship to the Ocean Revival Park
09:00 - 11:00 Positioning and anchoring the vessel in position
11:00 - 13:00 Preparation for sinking
13:00 - 13:15 "Almeida de Carvalho" ship deliberated immersion
13:15 - 14:00 Waiting Period
14:00 - 15:00 Diving inspection of the ship
15:00 - 16:30 First dive officer on the ship reserved for patrons
Saturday between 07:00 and 17:00 a half a mile security perimeter will be set within which the entry of unauthorized crafts will not be allowed.
From Sunday, 22 September, if the operation went according plan, the vessel will be open to the public and it will be possible to dive. However, over a period of two to three weeks vessel penetration will be prohibited. In due time, the Port Authority of Portimão will announce the full opening of the ship to dive including any type of penetration diving for certified divers.
Where and How to Watch Sinking
If you are in the Algarve, you can watch the sinking from land. The best place is on the beaches of Alvor or Dois Irmãos. The distance from the beach to the ship is approximately a mile and a half straight. To better monitor the event we recommend using binoculars.
Another way to attend the event will be by booking a place in one of the trips promoted by local tour operators. In this case, being in a boat, you can watch the sinking half a mile of the vessels.
Finally, there is a third option which is through internet where we will have a video signal in real time to watch the event.
Please visit our USTREAM page: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/oceanrevival