posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 01:05 AM
reply to post by TheToastmanCometh
I'm not aware of any intentions to undertake a dive.
The governing bodies associated with the Straits of Malacca are all very protective of the area due to its economic importance. Couple this with the
fact that it is very narrow and has a traffic separation scheme due to high traffic density almost certainly rules out a search & recovery expedition
- Once the wreck was discovered, the costs associated with re-routing traffic would be enormous and this does not even account for the time it would
take to actually find it - surveying in the area would be a "collision" nightmare for all concerned. There are, at last count, 35 wrecks within the
Government of Indonesia
Government of Malaysia
Government of Singapore
International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO) (Norway)
International shipping industry.
International Maritime Organization (IMO) (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
The World Bank (United States of America)
Other intergovernmental organizations:
International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) (Monaco)
Interesting that The World Bank
weighs in regarding the regulatory bodies - given that a quarter of the worlds oil passes through this area
maybe why they are there?