Mohawk Cutter Deployed At Charlie's Reef

7-2-12

Our Mohawk sinking video is now posted below. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

At around 12:40pm, July 2nd 2012, the former Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk was sunk to the sea floor off the coast of Lee county Florida. See of the explosive sinking in the picture gallery below and look for video of the deployment to be posted soon.

The deployment was a great event with great weather, 100's of spectator boats, and an entertaining fireworks show. The Mohawk was sunk by the means of cutting charges; explosives that cut through the vessels hull allowing water to rush in. After the explosives were detonated the Mohawk sunk within minutes.

TISIRI's Joe Kistel and Ed Kalakauskis participated in the deployment events and investigated nearby artificial reef locations for TISIRI's Reefs Reveal mapping efforts. Stay tuned for the deployment day video and pictures from near by reef locations.

10 Responses

  1. RIch505

    Wow, Awesome! The cord explosion in the water by the Mohawk is really cool.

  2. Paula Evans

    Pretty neat pics! Wish I could have seen it in person. Very cool.

  3. tom

    Wow they really go down fast when explosives are used.

  4. bill

    I couldn’t believe all the boats out there for this one. Holy cow!

  5. Eugene Evans

    BOOM!!! Must have been a neat experience.

  6. TRK

    Now we know where to find the Grouper!

  7. Vicki Ross

    Great job TISIRI!

  8. sam r

    Really spectacular!

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