This boat is a fair sized (maybe 100' fishing boat. It has a couple holds forward that appear to have been refrigerated. As of 7/2003 there is a nice anemone right on the stern rail. Schools of batfish have been seen there frequently.
UPDATE (1/8/2006): Today we (Bob Burt, Bob Hamel, Jim Bishop and Dave Fortin) installed a sub-surfce buoy on the wreck. The sub-surface buoy is at 20 feet and the coordinates for this wrecks were slightly adjusted to better reflect the actual position of the buoy.
|On Februrary 6, 2014 I received an e-mail from a Mr. Nelson Chenkin. He had been scanning some slides from his time on Kwajalein and decided to Google Millar Maru and see what came up. Well, he came across this site, so he contacted me. I thought it was especially interesting since he and his friend Chuck were the first ones to dive Millar Maru. It is interesting to see a wreck that still has it's paint and not overgrown with marine life!
Here is what Mr. Chenkin had to say:
"One morning in probably '74 my friend Chuck and I were going diving somewhere. We noticed that the Millar was gone! We changed plans and headed out there, located the oil slick and some bubbles coming up and made the first ever dive on the new wreck. We the noted line-of sight the coordinates (GPS, what's that?) and reported back to our friends. Many more people were out there within days."
|This nice anemone is located right in the middle of the stern railing.|
|The photo is a little dark, but this view is taken from around the area of the bridge looking towards the bow. There are ladders on the starboard and port sides of the ship.|
|A diver swims away from the bow of the ship on the port side.|
|Not much of a shot, but a closer view of the bow.|
|Another view of the bow, forward mast, and a couple holds.|
|Yet another view of the bow showing the shape of the bow and some of the machinery on the deck.|
|A shot looking back at the bridge.|
|Another view of the bridge with Linda Fluke heading down to explore the wreck.|
|A view of the bridge area from the port side.|
|Another shot of divers exploring the bridge. The diver on the right looks like it might be Gary Goldsmith. Is that you Gary?|
|Looking into the port side door of the bridge area.|
|A shot of the inside of one of the holds. This appears to be refrigeration piping.|
|Linda Fluke explores the wreck.|
|This shot is taken from the port side looking towards the stern. You can see the various structures present on the ship. You can see the tangle of rope that we put in place to setup a temporary sub-surface buoy until a more permanent one could be installed.|
|Just a simple shot showing the shape of the stern from above.|
|From: Millar Maru|
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