An Aberdeen-headquartered firm has donated specialist subsea equipment to help solve one of the most tragic mysteries of the Second World War.
Ashtead Technology has been supporting attempts to discover exactly what caused the loss of 645 crewmen when the HMAS Sydney sunk on November 19, 1941.
In addition, Ashtead Technology, has provided 3-D survey equipment to study the wreck and inform conservation of what is a mass grave site.
Ashtead became involved after being approached by DOF Subsea on behalf of the Western Australia Museum which has been working with Curtin University.
The specialist technical equipment supplied by Ashtead allowed researchers to carry out subsea surveys with navigation at depth, studying water speeds, sampling water conditions and providing depth and distance information.
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