Capt-Le, FAD1, and 548F13-Pyramids on October 5, 2014© Photos Posted by Mark Miller © Hi-Res Source
This was a reef monitoring dive for MGFB (Mississippi Gulf Fishing Banks). Our first visit was on the Capt Le, a 74 foot shrimp boat that collided with a 130' Crew Boat on August 25, 2014 and sank within FH-13 in 70 feet of water as reported by WLOX. Initially the Vessel was pointed bow down into the bottom with only 12 feet of water over the Stern. Bosarge Diving of Pascagoula recovered the fuel and oil and then pulled the Vessel out of the hole and confirmed the required 50 feet of water clearance on this permitted reef site. This visit confirmed the clearance and also retrieved some hazardous rope that was floating above the structure. The Capt Le was first visited by MGFB on September 6, 2014 and reported on at the September 11 MGFB Meeting.
After this dive, visits were made to FAD1 which was deployed in FH-13 on August 10, 2014, revisited on August 23, and visited again on September 6.The reef is doing very well and providing excellent enhancement to the Pyramid Grouping it is attached to.
After that dive, a visit was made to the 548F13 Pyramids in FH-13 which are about a year old (Sept 25, 2013) and recently (Sept 17, 2014) had some juvenile habitat cages deployed around them.This reef is recruiting a good population of Red Snapper, Mangroves, Cobia, and even juvenile Amberjack.