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BBC cameraman Mike Pitts has worked at top dive locations all over the world, but filming the wreck of the ^Blue Plunder^ was an adventure to rival the best. The idea was any diver's dream; to film the sinking and eventual colonisation of a ship. But the reality wasn't so straightforward. This feature is accompanied by Mike's striking photographs of the wreck before and after sinking, together with the events in his own words.

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Cranes being rigged to the hulk of tugboat ''Blue Plunder'' prior to towing out to sea and sinking. Nassau, Bahamas. August 2007.  -  Michael Pitts
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Michael Pitts / Cranes being rigged to the hulk of tugboat ''Blue Plunder'' prior to towing out to sea and sinking. Nassau, Bahamas. August 2007.
Cranes being rigged to the hulk of tugboat ''Blue Plunder'' prior to towing out to sea and sinking. Nassau, Bahamas. August 2007.  -  Michael Pitts
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Michael Pitts / Cranes being rigged to the hulk of tugboat ''Blue Plunder'' prior to towing out to sea and sinking. Nassau, Bahamas. August 2007.
Tugboat renamed ''Blue Plunder'' on the wharf at Nassau Port, Bahamas. To be sunk by BBC film crew. August 2007.  -  Michael Pitts
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Michael Pitts / Tugboat renamed ''Blue Plunder'' on the wharf at Nassau Port, Bahamas. To be sunk by BBC film crew. August 2007.
Tugboat wreck ''Blue Plunder'' being prepared for towing out to sea and sinking. Nassau, Bahamas. August 2007.  -  Michael Pitts
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Michael Pitts / Tugboat wreck ''Blue Plunder'' being prepared for towing out to sea and sinking. Nassau, Bahamas. August 2007.
Cranes lowering the hulk of tugboat ''Blue Plunder'' into the water prior to towing out to sea and sinking. Nassau, Bahamas. August 2007.  -  Michael Pitts
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Michael Pitts / Cranes lowering the hulk of tugboat ''Blue Plunder'' into the water prior to towing out to sea and sinking. Nassau, Bahamas. August 2007.
Wreck of tugboat ''Blue Plunder'', Nassau, Bahamas. One year after sinking. July 2008.  -  Michael Pitts
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Michael Pitts / Wreck of tugboat ''Blue Plunder'', Nassau, Bahamas. One year after sinking. July 2008.
Interior of ship's bridge on wreck of tugboat ''Blue Plunder''. Nassau, Bahamas. August 2007.  -  Michael Pitts
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Michael Pitts / Interior of ship's bridge on wreck of tugboat ''Blue Plunder''. Nassau, Bahamas. August 2007.
Wreck of tugboat ''Blue Plunder'', Nassau, Bahamas. One year after sinking. July 2008.  -  Michael Pitts
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Michael Pitts / Wreck of tugboat ''Blue Plunder'', Nassau, Bahamas. One year after sinking. July 2008.
Wreck of the ''Blue Plunder'' one day after being sunk off Nassau, Bahamas. August 2007.  -  Michael Pitts
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Michael Pitts / Wreck of the ''Blue Plunder'' one day after being sunk off Nassau, Bahamas. August 2007.
Cameraman Michael Pitts on wreck of the ''Blue Plunder'', Bahamas. August 2008.  -  Michael Pitts
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Michael Pitts / Cameraman Michael Pitts on wreck of the ''Blue Plunder'', Bahamas. August 2008.
Wreck of tugboat ''Blue Plunder'' at night off Nassau, Bahamas. January 2008.  -  Michael Pitts
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Michael Pitts / Wreck of tugboat ''Blue Plunder'' at night off Nassau, Bahamas. January 2008.
Hydroids growing on hull of tugboat ''Blue Plunder'' wreck, Nassau, Bahamas. July 2008.  -  Michael Pitts
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Michael Pitts / Hydroids growing on hull of tugboat ''Blue Plunder'' wreck, Nassau, Bahamas. July 2008.
Diver at night on wreck of tugboat ''Blue Plunder'', off Nassau, Bahamas. January 2008.  -  Michael Pitts
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Michael Pitts / Diver at night on wreck of tugboat ''Blue Plunder'', off Nassau, Bahamas. January 2008.
Blue Tang (Acanthurus coeruleus) grazing on hull of the wreck of the ''Blue Plunder'', Bahamas. August 2008.  -  Michael Pitts
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Michael Pitts / Blue Tang (Acanthurus coeruleus) grazing on hull of the wreck of the ''Blue Plunder'', Bahamas. August 2008.
Anemones growing inside ship's bridge on wreck of tugboat ''Blue Plunder'', Nassau, Bahamas. July 2008.  -  Michael Pitts
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Michael Pitts / Anemones growing inside ship's bridge on wreck of tugboat ''Blue Plunder'', Nassau, Bahamas. July 2008.