The U.S. Army 74th Engineer Dive Detachment partnered with the Douglas Indian Association to help assist in removing very large commercial king crab pots from the Gastineau Channel. The Army divers were successful in removing 3 pots and marking 1 pot with a buoy for ADF&G and DIA to pick up on a later date.
Divers use Rafts
The U.S. Army Divers use rafts to gain quick access to the pot locations. The rafts were very useful in deploying buoys to mark the locations of the derelicts pots
Diver Assists with Wedged Pot
Diver jumps in to help assist in lifting the Commercial size crab pot. The pot was being pushed underneath the vessel from the strong tide change, so it had to be wedged out by the divers.
This map shows several locations of very large derelict commercial king crab pots that were targeted by DIA and the U.S. Army to find and extract from the Gastineau Channel.