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News

20.06.11

“Wiatrem Gnane” (Windborne) expedition finished. More than 40 cast iron guns of the 18th century were found.

Logo Wiatrem Gnane


The discovered wreck is located at the depth of 42 metres. 12 cast iron guns were raised during the archaeological expedition. Some of them were placed in the underwater archaeological ethnological museum on the Gda?ska Bay. The others will go to a conservation study. Historical objects placed on the seabed will be subject to the ongoing monitoring.


The discovery was made in the course of the study of the seabed conducted on the r/v Imor belonging to the Maritime Institute in Gda?sk relating to the planned investment in offshore wind farms. The study was ordered by generpol sp. z o.o. To protect the discovered historical object and due to the theft risk, a decision was made to organize immediate archeological rescue operation.

It was the first time that so many entities committed themselves to the action, i.e.: the Maritime Institute in Gda?sk, the Polish Maritime Museum representing the Po
meranian conservation service, generpol sp. z o.o., Polish Navy, Maritime Regional Unit of the Polish Border Guard and a team of experienced amateur divers.

Generpol supports the expedition based on its understanding that the developme
nt of offshore wind energy sources as a multiple-year investment comes with great responsibilities for the preservation of maritime areas and the protection of cultural heritage. By supporting this event, we like to encourage other offshore-wind energy farm developers to follow this approach in order to find a sustainable balance between commercial usage, environmental protection and cultural interests in Poland and elsewhere.

“We are supporting the expedition because we are aware of our responsibility for the preservation of maritime areas and the protection of the cultural heritage”, says Andreas Blutke, the president of the management board of generpol sp. z o.o. - “We hope that the realization of this project will also encourage other entities to follow this approach in order to find a sustainable balance between commercial usage, environmental protection and cultural interests in Poland and elsewhere.”


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info(at)generpol.eu

 

generpol Sp. z o.o.

 

Head office:
?niadeckich 27/3
80-204 Gda?sk

Phone:

+48 58 710 35 36

Fax:

+48 58 710 12 35