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<font color='#0000FF'>Spotted this in the news:

Jambo cargo to stay in sea


The Jambo is lying in 60 feet of water
The wreck of a ship which sank after hitting rocks off the north west coast of Scotland is to be left where it foundered, along with its cargo of zinc sulphide.
An operation to remove the 3,000 tonnes of zinc from the Cypriot-registered Jambo has been dogged by problems.

Salvage crews tried to pump the substance to the surface but it proved so heavy that much of it was sinking back onto the ship, which is lying in 60 feet of water at the mouth of Loch Broom.

The waters around the ship will continue to be monitored for pollution.

The Jambo sank after veering off course and hitting rocks at the end of June.

Has anyone dived this, at 60 feet it seems to be a dream to come true.


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Quote[/b] (Chris Guimaraens @ Oct. 21 2003,14:57)]Has anyone dived this, at 60 feet it seems to be a dream to come true.
Yes, and for some reason they were arrested for the privelage!

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I havent dived the Jambo myself although I was diving in the area just after it sank, obviously there was an exclusion area in place then.
According to Creag and Charters, who I spoke to at the dive show, divers are now allowed to dive the wreck. The zinc  concentrate that was on the wreck has now been removed.
I think the wreck is quite shallow so I dont know how long it will last in a reasonable state.

Creag and Charters have a boat, the MV Rebecca Ann, that will take divers to the Jambo. I have never used them so cant comment on whether they are any good although I could probably dig up their contact details if anyone is interested.
A dive on the Fairweather V is also worth the effort if you are in the area.
 

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<font color='#000F22'>hi,
    i was also talking to creag ard charters at the dive show
they are based at camusnagaul on little loch broom. i've been up there twice in the past although not dived with them. the diving in the area is excellent and i wouldn't mind a look round jambo and another couple of dives on the fairweather V. if anyone is going up there and have any spare places please give me a shout. it's a bloody long way but its worth it.
if anyone wants the contact details for creag ard charters  here you go
tel; 01854 633380
mbl; 07715 075460
[email protected]
 

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This was the worst boat and skipper I ever had the misfortune to dive with. It rolls on wet grass and wait till you try the ladder! No toilet and we even got put on the wrong wreck at one point. Broke down for a half day and the compressor gave some seriously contaminated fills. Plus lots more.
 There are some boats that I have been on that I would say are not perfect but this is the only boat and skipper I would heartily not recommend.
 You would be better trying to talk the Goldseeker into taking you out or talking to Darren from the local SSAC club as he is supposed to be putting a boat in the water for charter.
 

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The exclusion zone was lifted on October 16th, dived it on the 18th.
The Jambo is upsides down and the wheelhouse is flattened. Midships you can swim under the wreck, there is a hatch at the stern port side that goes into the engineroom, this is at 31mts. When the wreck turned turtle a third of the cargo was dumped on the seabedand will have 2 tons of Cadmium mixed through it.[nasty stuff]. The whole area is covered in a grey powder and stirs up very easily, my buddy had problems following me under the wreck.Shellfish samples are being collected and set to the Marine Lab. in Aberdeen to check out for contamination.
The site is very exposed and the Jambo will break up in time.
Cal-Dive, a commercial dive company, are going to do some salvage work on it, when and how much I don't know.
Will keep you posted on any news.
 
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Since it has popped up I was on the Jambo earlier this year. It is actually a very good dive if a little spooky because it is so recent and everything is still there including the videos in the still locked cupboards under the bridge (LOTS of porn!). She is upside down in 30m and around 18m to the top of the hull. You can swim under nearly all the hull but be careful, some of the large hatch covers are still in place and one of them falling on you would ruin yur whole day.
I wouldn't recommend the Creag Ard boat after being on it last year and even now the locals don't seem to have much good to say about it when I asked if he was any better a few months ago.
 
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