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NAS E-learning Study - 2012

In 2012, MADU were invited by the Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) to investigate and recommend maritime sites in Wales that would be suitable for running practical E-learning field schools. An additional requirement was that if possible, the sites recommended were to have an association with Welsh coal or slate to tie in with the Cadw Welsh Coal & Slate Wreck Project that was taking place at the time. 

The result of this exercise culminated in a report: 

Scoping Study to Identify Maritime Sites in Wales ASuitable for Training NAS E-Learning Students in Practical Surveying

and in this report, the following sites were initially identified:

Area Coal & Slate Connection No Coal & Slate Connection Totals
  Intertidal Underwater Intertidal Underwater  
North Wales 1 2 3 * 1 7
West Wales 3 - -- 1 4
South Wales 2 - 21 1 24

* One of these sites (the Thora) has subsequently been found to have a coal connection.

These initial 35 sites were however eventually reduced down to 13 recommended sites as follows:

North Wales Intertidal Sites
Remains of the Flying Foam coal wreck on the beach in east Conwy Bay, Llandudno

Remains of the Flying Foam coal wreck on the beach in east Conwy Bay, Llandudno

Remains of a wreck off of the embankment near Valley on Anglesey

Remains of a wreck close to the Stanley Embankment near Valley on Anglesey (thie site has now been confirmed by MADU to be the coal wreck Thora)

 

North Wales Underwater Sites
Various underwater sites in a disused slate quarry in North Wales, details of which can be found at the Vivian Diving Centre, Llanberis: http://viviandivecentre.com//

 

Mid Wales Intertidal Sites
Remains of a Slate Schooner (Hulk 1) at Ynyslas Beach on the south bank of the River Dovey

Remains of a Slate Schooner (Hulk 1) at Ynyslas Beach on the south bank of the River Dovey

Remains of a Slate Schooner (Hulk 3) at Ynyslas Beach on the south bank of the River Dovey

Remains of a Slate Schooner (Hulk 3) at Ynyslas Beach on the south bank of the River Dovey

 

Mid Wales Underwater Sites
The Bronze Bell site is a recommended underwater site close to
Tal-y-Bont, however a licence is required to dive this wreck as it is
designated under the Protection of Wrecks Act (1973)

 

South Wales Intertidal Sites
Remains of an unknown wreck on Cefn Sidan Sands,

Remains of an unknown wreck on Cefn Sidan Sands, Pembray Country Park

Remains of an unknown wreck on Sully Island, near Barry

Remains of an unknown wreck on Sully Island, near Barry

Remains of the Amazon coal wreck on Margam Sands, Port Talbot

Remains of the Amazon coal wreck on Margam Sands, Port Talbot

Remains of an unknown wreck on Margam Sands, Port Talbot

Remains of an unknown wreck on Margam Sands, Port Talbot

Remains of another unknown wreck on Margam Sands, Port Talbot

Remains of another unknown wreck on Margam Sands, Port Talbot

Remains of the Black Mixen Pool Wreck at Lawrenny, Pembrokeshire

Remains of the Black Mixen Pool Wreck at Lawrenny, Pembrokeshire (this wreck has subsequently been identified by MADU as the Helping Hand)

 

South Wales Underwater Sites
Underwater sites in a disused quarry in South Wales, details of which can be found at the National Diving and Activity Centre, Tidenham near Chepstow:

Underwater sites in a disused quarry in South Wales, details of which can be found at the National Diving and Activity Centre, Tidenham near Chepstow: http://www.ndac.co.uk

 

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