Bilge Pumps 16 – Blowing Up the Pacific with Dr. Matt Carter

By Alex Clarke

Dr. Matt Carter, our special guest, is a maritime archaeologist and the Research Director for the Major Projects Foundation. He is an International Fellow of the Explorers Club and has worked on and led maritime archaeological projects in 12 different countries. Matt describes himself as passionate about combining his archaeological training and commercial and technical diving qualifications to investigate potentially polluting wrecks throughout the Pacific – a very worthy cause indeed.

So after all that, what is Episode 16 about? Well the #Bilgepumps team is being topical of course, so with all the problems of underwater archeology and potential disaster relief, the real question is will Alex or Drach crack the first bad joke or pun?

#Bilgepumps is a still newish series and new avenue, although it may no longer have the new car smell, in fact more of pineapple/irn bru smell, with the faint whiff of cork– but we’re getting the impression it’s liked, so we’d very much like any comments, topic suggestions or ideas for artwork to be tweeted to us, the #Bilgepump crew (with #Bilgepumps), at Alex (@AC_NavalHistory), Drach (@Drachinifel), and Jamie (@Armouredcarrier). Or you can comment on our Youtube channels (listed down below). 

Bilge Pumps 16 – Blowing Up the Pacific with Dr. Matt Carter


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One thought on “Bilge Pumps 16 – Blowing Up the Pacific with Dr. Matt Carter”

  1. With the combination of them talking about wrecks leaking oil in the Pacific and Alexander mentioning his father inspecting ships and condemning them I was reminded of this classic clip (at least among naval architects) from Clarke and Dawe on Australian TV, “The Front Fell Off”.

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