In an article in Yahoo News Australia, a crew of boaters on board a small rubber boat cannot fathom what is underneath their boat until they drop an underwater drone into the ocean.
The crew of boaters was on a Greenpeace vessel investigating what was potentially a "waste product" left behind by an industrial mining company.
They were investigating a location that was just off Western Australia's coast.
When the crew sent out the drone, they found out that there was a 10-story-high industrial mining tower located in the ocean and right underneath their boat.
They were shocked at the magnitude and scale of what lay beneath them.
A member of the crew said,
“I thought I knew what to expect, but at the same time, seeing the size and scale of the thing, and knowing that it had just been left hidden in the ocean, still gave me a shock,”
The crew member also provided a reason for their investigation,
"We're trying to shine a light on having all of this very serious oil and gas infrastructure just sitting in the sea,"
The 10-story structure that was more than 300 feet tall was part of a gas field that had been operated by a company.
The oil and gas company stated that the gigantic structure in the ocean was providing a habitat for marine life but the crew of the Greenpeace vessel had serious misgivings about the structure in the ocean.
They felt that it could become compromised and negatively affect the marine environment. They also claimed that footage from the drone revealed it was rusting and in danger of falling apart.
the sheer arrogance of Woodside and BHP in thinking they can leave a 100 metre-high piece of industrial waste lying in the ocean is breathtaking,”
They are calling on the company to immediately remove the waste.