Ynyslas Wreck Recording (2014)

In September 2014 MADU (operating on behalf of the NAS) joined forces with the Dyfed Archaeological Trust (DAT) to visit Ynyslas Beach in mid Wales to monitor & record the remains of three intertidal wrecks that lie on & below the sand (mud).  The wrecks are designated as Maritime Scheduled Monuments and while DAT consentrated on investiating and recording Hulk 3, MADU concentrated on Hulk 2.    

Members of DAT recording Hulk 3 Members of DAT recording Hulk 3

DAT Recording the remains of Hulk 3 on Ynyslas Beach

In addition to the above, MADU also carried out some exploratory work on Hulk 2.  The remains of this wreck lie almost completely burried beneath the sand, and by using a probing rod, members of the team were able to define the extent of the wreck.

Probing Rod Using the Probing Rod on Hulk 2 Using the Probing Rod on Hulk 2
Using the probing Rod to determin the extent of Hulk 2 beneath the sand
Recording the parameters of Hulk 2 Recording the parameters of Hulk 2
Recording the extent of Hulk 2 beheath the sand

During the course of the site work, the team became concered about some concreted items close to Hulk 2, and called in the Coast Guard for a second opinion.  They confirmed that we were probably looking at some form of ordnance and they called in the Bomb Disposal Unit who arrived the following day.  Having gathered together a collection of suspect items, they proceeded to blow them up leaving a crater on the beach.

Coast Guard officers inspecting ordinance found on the beach
Coast Guard officers inspecting ordinance found on the beach

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2015 Wreck Recording