Oceans of Opportunity

Tricks of the Trade | Plastic Wrap

Among the joys of the life aquatic are the need for on the fly innovation. Divers often joke about ‘zip ties and duct tape’. In 2009, a tug boat was taking on water through a shaft seal. Coastal Diving responded by wrapping the shaft and cutlass bearing with plastic wrap. When the shaft seal was pulled, the plastic wrap created a temporary seal for repairs. Innovation at its best!