Detecting the Ma‘agan Mikhael B shipwreck

Deborah Cvikel, Ole Grøn, Lars Ole Boldreel

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A shipwreck, designated as Ma‘agan Mikhael B, was discovered in 2005 by divers about 70 m from the shoreline and at a depth of 1 m, embedded in sandy seafloor sediments. Soon after, the shipwreck was lost in the sand. In May 2015, it was located in a survey with a chirp sub-bottom profiler, and a water-jetting survey in August 2015 confirmed its position. This paper discusses the detection of the Ma‘agan Mikhael B shipwreck using a chirp sub-bottom profiler.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-98
Number of pages6
JournalUnderwater Technology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2017

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The chirp sub-bottom profiler survey was supported by the Israel Science Foundation (grant no. 1899/12), and conducted with the aid of A Yurman and M Bachar from the maritime workshop of the Leon Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies, and P T J?rgensen of the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Copenhagen, to whom the authors are grateful. Thanks are due to A Bar, N Helfman, M Cohen, S Cohen, D Moskovich, I Ogloblin and T Simhaev for their help during the water-jetting survey (IAA permit G-81/2015).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2017, Society for Underwater Technology. All rights reserved.


  • Chirp sub-bottom profiler
  • Ma‘agan Mikhael B
  • Shipwreck

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ocean Engineering


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