Scientists from Sevastopol State University Studied the Traces of Shipwrecks from the XIX Century in the Gulf of Finland
Scientists from the Center for Marine Research and Technology at Sevastopol State University took part in underwater archaeological research in the Gulf of Finland. The expedition, organized by the Institute of the History of Material Culture of the Russian Academy of Sciences, conducted a study of three new shipwrecks from the XIX century in Vyborg Bay, and also examined the site at the southern entrance to the Björkezund Strait.
“During the research, the whole spectrum of modern search equipment was used, including multi-beam echo sounders, side-scan sonars, profilographs and magnetometers. A water area of more than 300 hectares has been studied in detail”, said Viktor Vakhoneev, PhD at the Institute of Social Sciences and International Relations at Sevastopol State University and Head of the Expedition.
According to the results of the expedition, all the newly discovered shipwrecks were certified for registration with the state and will subsequently be published in specialized scientific journals.
The Gulf of Finland is considered one of the richest underwater museums in the country. According to preliminary estimates, in just the waters of the Russian part of the bay there are several thousand shipwrecks.