No extra tilt of the wreck

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Mediator_20071104_compared_to_20100725_smallIn my report on the dive that we did at the Mediator last Sunday I mentioned that it looked to me that the tilt of the wreck at the bow had increased to starboard. Today I checked this with previous pictures of this section of the wreck. To the left a picture that I made on November 4, 2007; that is more than two and a half year ago. I created a second layer on this picture in which I copied a small section of the picture from last Sunday with an opacity of 50% so that the original picture shines through. You can see it as a small rectangle in the picture at the left. I aligned the pipe in this small section with the pipe that is laying on the sand in the original picture; also the lowest part of the bow is aligned in both pictures. The pipe is not connected to the wreck so if tilt of the ship would have increased since 2007 the bow at the top of the small rectangle (just below the Tarpon) would be misaligned with the bow in the original picture. Although not really visible in the small picture, by clicking on that picture you will get a larger one in which you can see that there is no visible increase in the tilt of the wreck in the two and a half year since the previous picture. So even if there is an increase this would be minimal and certainly not visible with the naked eye.