At the Ready – The story of the ex-Coast Guard Cutter Ready
The Canadian Coast Guard Cutter Ready sunk on January 17, 2011 under mysterious circumstances at Britannia Beach, near Squamish, BC. She rests on her starboard side in shallow water, less than 100 feet off the dock she was tied up to. Concern has been raised since the Ready’s sinking about the environmental impact on the surrounding area from the now leaking ship and what can be done to help with this problem and as well as other ships such as the Queen of the North.
Roy Mulder of the Marine Life Sanctuaries Society of BC has produced a video about the complications and hazards of diving on a natural wreck. Jon Nunes, has compiled a short history and dive report regarding the Ready and several other shipwrecks in the area for benthic.ca
Diving shipwrecks is a fascination to many divers the world over. Weather its a natural wreck like the Ready and the Diamond Knot or an artifical reef like the HMCS Mackenzie or Xihwu Boeing 737 these links to the past have always captivated the passion and imagination of divers.
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