Cayman Islands

Kittiwake is Cayman’s newest dive site

Jan 5, 2011
www.cayman27.com.ky

The U.S.S. Kittiwake is finally underwater. The former US navy submarine rescue ship is now an artificial reef sitting on the ocean floor 60 feet below the surface.

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Winds in Cayman Islands delay scuttling of ship

Jan 4, 2011
www.bloomberg.com

The scuttling of a decommissioned U.S. Navy ship to create an underwater attraction for scuba divers and snorkelers has been postponed because of windy weather.

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Navy rescue ship to become artificial reef

Jan 1, 2011
www.delmarvanow.com

The Norfolk-based tug America recently towed a former U.S. Navy submarine rescue ship to Grand Cayman in British West Indies for sinking as an artificial reef there.

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Beleaguered vessels sets sail for final destination

Dec 20, 2010
www.caymannewsservice.com

Following the many trials and tribulations associated with the plan to create an artificial reef by sinking the ex-USS Kittiwake in Cayman waters, off Seven Mile Beach the ship has finally begun its journey to the Cayman Islands.

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Kittiwake hits more troubled waters

Nov 30, 2010
www.caymannewsservice.com

The sinking of the former naval ship USS Kittiwake has been delayed again organizers say, as the ship has hit stormy weather off the US coast. The project which will create an artificial reef off Seven Mile Beach has been more than seven years in the making.

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Contaminant could be Kittiwake problem

July 14, 2010
www.compasscayman.com

The sinking of the USS Kittiwake, originally set for 27 July, has been delayed due to the possibility of contamination by banned organic chemicals in 11 gaskets.

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Kittiwake sinking schedule announced

June 11, 2010
www.compasscayman.com

The Kittiwake, an ex-submarine rescue ship, is to be sunk off Seven Mile Beach on Tuesday, 27 July, and will create an artificial reef and new dive site.

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New artificial reef planned in the Cayman Islands for recreational scuba divers

June 7, 2010
www.examiner.com

It will be an exciting week in Grand Cayman beginning July 24th! The Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) is pleased to confirm that the ex-USS Kittiwake, a US Naval Submarine Rescue Ship (ASR-13), which has been a work in progress for over seven years is going to be sunk this July.

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