• Short Summary

    An underwater laboratory, known as BAH-2 is to be established on the seabed about two miles (3.2 kilometres) south of Heligoland, at a depth of 60 feet (18.2 metres).

  • Description

    An underwater laboratory, known as BAH-2 is to be established on the seabed about two miles (3.2 kilometres) south of Heligoland, at a depth of 60 feet (18.2 metres).

    The laboratory is to be lowered into the water on Tuesday (22 July) or Wednesday (23 July), though originally it was planned to do this last Thursday (17 July).

    On Wednesday last week (16 July), the Federal Republic of Germany's Minister of Scientific Research, Dr. Gerhard Steltenberg, visited Heligoland and inspected the underwater laboratory. The West German Government has supplied 1,000,000 deutschmarks (about GBP960,000 sterling) for the project.

    The laboratory, which was built by the West German firm of Draeger in Lubeck, is the second of its kind. Though larger than the first, which was placed in the Baltic last year, the main difference between BAH-2 and its forerunner is that it is to be sunk by the scientist working in the laboratory themselves, who may raise it to the surface thereafter at any time they wish, and have it towed to another position.

    The leader of the underwater project, Professor Kimme, head of the Biological Institute of Heligoland, spoke about it.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5HWXKLX7NMERHJTJSC3PD1399
    Media URN:
    VLVA5HWXKLX7NMERHJTJSC3PD1399
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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