A couple looking for a boat to buy online has opted for an unusual purchase: an old warship from New Zealand.
Paul and Wilma Adams are now the proud owners of the diving offer of the Royal Navy of New Zealand Manawanui
Ms. Adams said she felt "overwhelmed" by having such a precious item, that they will dock in Carrington, a suburb of Newcastle, 160 km north of Sydney.
Manawanui, the 44-meter boat owned by the Australian couple Paul and Wilma Adams
"What more could you ask for?" He told ABC.
"Paul (husband) looked regularly at the websites to find a suitable boat and when he went out with him, he would say, 'Honey, I found the boat! & # 39;
& # 39; You can not find these in Kmart & # 39;
The Manawanui is specially designed for diving missions in the sea.
Purchased for "hundreds of thousands of dollars", the 44-meter long vessel has a decompression chamber, a vaulted bell for deep diving and a crane to lift heavy objects overboard.
The couple plans to use their valuable assets to preserve the fuel-laden ships that sank in the South Pacific during World War II.
Many of the wrecks are beginning to spill oil from the bottom of the ocean.
The couple plans to block the shipwrecks against leaks by using cathodic protection, with blocks submerged under water from the Manawanui
Carrington, a suburb in Newcastle, is where owner Paul Adams docks his 44-meter warship
It has become an exciting project for Mr. Adams.
"Buying the boat was just the beginning," he said.
"There is a time bomb waiting to pass right through the Pacific."
& # 39; There are around 3000 shipwrecks out there. 300 of them were oil tankers. They are at the bottom of the ocean and they are starting to drip. "