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April 2019    Download the Entire Issue (PDF) Vol. 34, No. 4   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
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Flotsam & Jetsam

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Oil Spill in the Solomon Islands. The Hong Kong-flagged MV Solomon Trader, carrying 700 tons of oil, ran aground on Kongobainiu Reef in early February. The villages of Matanga, Vangu Lavangu and Kangavu on the eastern side of Rennell Island have been devastated, and ocean swimming and fishing have been banned for the foreseeable future. Naturally, liveaboard dive boats are avoiding the area for now.

We Forgot Charlie Brown. Saint Eustatius diving enthusiasts Mark and Cynthia Carron (Tampa, FL) observed that our undercover writer failed to mention the iconic wreck of the Charles L. Brown in last month's travel feature on Statia diving. They said dives on the intentionally-sunk cable-laying ship that's 320 feet long and rests at 100 feet are easy. "You have not experienced diving in Statia unless you have experienced the exhilarating dive on this wonderful and very accessible wreck."...

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