posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 07:49 AM
reply to post by haven123
secured £6.5million in funding.
This I don't understand at all ~ to turn something into a reef all you have to do is sink it and wait.
It is free.
They say it is to maintain the ship but I think this means setting up the dive business itself around the ship. It does look like a
great vessel to dive - it would make an awesome artificial reef. But it shouldn't cost all that to remove the fuel, some of the engine and others
pollutants aboard and sink the ship.
It would bring tourism but this money sounds like crony cash funneled to THAT COMPANY among other people connected to the project. Probably they will
appear to divvy up the proceeds (and this opening investiture has already wound up in pockets) but you can bet someone is going to be raking a handy
little paycheck in the back door.
They can't get this ship donated? Or purchased and resold by a benefactor? Doesn't the public fund the military and so why pay again for this ship???
You might hit up the richest guy in town. (always a socialist lol)
If they must BUY the ship, those that directly benefit (the divers themselves) should pay the initial purchase price. Incorporated in diving
fees...not the locals on a spec venture or people who have no idea what canned air is.
edit on 2-1-2012 by newcovenant because: (no reason