Aruba Beach
Aruba Nights Island Guide
Results 1 to 4 of 4
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By aquaman

Thread: Rona's Column in Aruba Daily

  1. #1
    Aruba since 1979
    Moderator
    Andrea J.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    29,924

    Rona's Column in Aruba Daily

    http://aruba-daily.com/newspaper/aru...mber-1st-2014/

    rona certainly gets around

    interesting articles re: ....1,000,000 land visitors.........The Sidebar..........Perdinales

    would love to read some discussion about the perdinales article

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Zeerovers, San Nicolaas, Malmok, Arashi
    Posts
    1,088
    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    http://aruba-daily.com/newspaper/aru...mber-1st-2014/

    rona certainly gets around

    interesting articles re: ....1,000,000 land visitors.........The Sidebar..........Perdinales


    would love to read some discussion about the perdinales article
    Andrea, when going through research materials during the preparation of the books..."The Antilla" and " The Torpedo Incident at Eagle Beach " with local historian/author Mr Dufi Kock, documents showed that the U Boat 156 fired 2 torpedos from the stern tubes. One went up Eagle Beach and the other has never been found. The Dutch Marines have been actively scouring for this torpedo for years. Needless to say that after all these years it will probably be in pretty bad shape. It may have been carried by the currents way offshore and silted over. The Perdinales is not very far below the surface and is about a mile out in front of the Hyatt. Some of the Catamaran captains who use GPS can easily identify it's location.

  3. #3
    Aruba since 1979
    Moderator
    Andrea J.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    29,924
    thanks for the info john!!!

    paul and i have gone diving at that site numerous times.

    i am grateful for your knowledge/research and expertise re: ww2/aruba.


  4. #4
    Senior Member Arubalisa's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Any Aruba beach...
    Posts
    13,177
    Interesting for sure about the Pedernales. Quite perplexing is how something which was intentionally sunk was sunk with live ordnance??? It is only the middle section of the original damaged tanker. Better safe than sorry though. Imagine though that the Dutch used it for gunners practice after the war before it became a dive site.

    Unexploded ordnance is a serious problem. Once the detonator and main charge deteriorate anything can happen. All those years underwater with the corrosive salt water only aggravate things. When I was with EMS in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ we had a fishing trawler dredge up an unexploded WW II bomb. When the boat got into port with the bomb, the police evacuated a 2 block area until the bomb squad from Earle Naval Base could come in and do their thing.

    So the other question is what dive site will be used for Discover Scuba dives in the meantime? I am sure this will put a crimp into the dive operators schedules. That wreck is at a perfect depth for the purpose as well as being easily accessible in the afternoon when Discover Scuba dives take place.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO