In the first real news update since they left port in Stockholm, the OceanX team of 11 individuals, headed by treasure hunters Dennis Aasberg and Peter Lindberg have issued a communication that they made it to the site OK, despite bad weather slowing the pace.
“The ship Ancylus, carrying the Ocean X Team, is now anchored above the circle-shaped object. They started to scan the seabed and they are taking samples for analyses. Due to really bad weather conditions the operation took a little bit longer than scheduled. But they are working hard and prepare to dive down there for further investigations today.”
The team plan to take samples to measure any possible toxicity before sending a dive team down to the object. Also in the plans are 3D sonar imaging of the object, a ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) scheduled to scan the site and a full sub-bottom profile of the seabed. As yet no further images have been publicised or made available, but more information may become available in the coming days.