Sinking a ship gets the most attention because it is the largest and most dramatic. The ship wreck approach can be a turnkey package where the salvage broker who sells the ship is also responsible for cleaning and sinking the vessel.
But the permit requires that materials that can float, like ships, must have heavy ballasting and a 700 foot set back from live reef in all directions (a 1500 foot diameter area, when the ship is included), where there is no live reef. That’s hard to come by in depths under 120 feet in northern Palm Beach County.
We are working with Continental Shelf Associates to survey the area near the Zion Train wreck off the Jupiter Inlet to determine if there is enough room to add another wreck. As soon as the survey confirms there is room and we find the right ship, we are ready to proceed.