Event 100 Years · Films

Richie Kohler made a tribute to Carl Spencer


This video is about 100 Years Kea Shipwrecks. Richie Kohler made a tribute to Carl Spencer during the flotilla outing on Friday 30th Sept. 2016 in the Kea Channel, Cyclades, Greece. Wreaths were tossed over the position of the HMHS Britannic shipwreck commemorating the 100 years anniversary together with S/S Burdigala sunk 7 days before Titanic’s sister-ship.

In June of 2009, the British diver-explorer Carl Spencer lost his life during a National Geographic Expedition.

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The centennial BBC reporting from Kea in June 2016


Enjoy the much awaited BBC News about the HMHS BRITANNIC, a special centennial from Adrew Bomford’s BBC reporting from Kea in June 2016.👍

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Announcements · Event 100 Years

History Returns to Kea on SKAI TV!


Today, Tuesday 29th March 2016, the Hon. Mayor of Kea Yannis Evangelou, the President of the Friends of Kea Society Byron E. Riginos and the Head of Marketing of our event, Yiannis Tzavelakos, presented the event in a broadcast of SKAI TV whith Pnahellenic coverage.

Although the text is in Greek, check the link here:

https://sfkeas.wordpress.com/2016/03/29/history-returns-to-kea/

And see the program here:

 

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Announcements · Event 100 Years

Our Event Trailer is released!


We are glad to publish the first video trailer we have prepared for promoting our three day commemorative event in Kea Island, Cyclades, Greece during the weekend  of Friday 30th September to  Sunday 2nd October 2016, celebrating the “100 Years from the Sinking’s of S/S BURDIGALA & HMHS BRITANNIC”.

Make sure to watch it in full screen…and please tell us if you like it.

We thank the TripArt Team for their creativity and Dimitri Galon for the U/W footage from the S/S Burdigala 🙂

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Selection of videos about the two lost ships in Kea


https://vimeo.com/206388150As few appetizers, we would like to offer in our first post a small selection of videos about the two great lost ships in Kea waters nearly 100 years ago!

Starting with the lovely trailer of the film Dark Waters under preparation by our friends from the U-Boat Malta Org.

Trailer of the Mystery of Britannic

While at it its nice to listen to the HMHS Britannic’s owner and friend Simon Mills talking about the importance of this notable shipwreck!

Two more videos involving Simon and Evangelos Papatanasiou from the Hellenic Center of Marine Research supported mission of 2008:

And a blast from the past, a short film from the 2006 expedition on the HMHS BRITANNIC 👍

Plus the IANTD Benelux expeditions to Britannic in 2012.

How about a real treat? The film by Jacques-Yves Cousteau & the Calypso team regarding the discovery of HMHS Britannic back in 1975 🙂

For our Greek viewers, here is an interview by Byron Riginos with Peter Nicolaides aboard the R/V Cdt. Fourcault from the ill fated 2009 National Geographic Expedition to the HMHS BRITANNIC.  Peter Nicolaides had taken part in the discovery expedition of the Britannic in 1975 by Jaques-Yves Cousteau. This video is in Greek language. It is highly recommended to read more about this mission here: http://www.richiekohler.com/project-files/national-geographic-britannic-expedition/. In memory for his friend and mentor Carl Spencer who tragically died while exploring Britannic on this expedition.

Last but not least, couple of videos from the discovery of S/S Burdigala in 2009 by a team of amateur [but daring] divers from the KeaDive.gr expeditions.

This one is from the 2012 expedition [with opening titles in German]. From point 9.25 you can see clearly the heavy trawler net which covers a large part of the vessel’s aft section. During the Sept 16th 2016 Event we plan to lift this net which endangers divers and traps many fish from their natural habitat, leading to their unnecessary death.

Plus, a pictorial selection o the great ship S/S Burdigala (ex. S/S Kaiser Friedrich).

Finally, our event’s short video trailer 🙂