There have been no updates to the Blog, because once funding was secured for a full salvage, the SarBot charity who took control of coordinating the effort started working directly with the AAIB and the Police and we were told that the work needed to be done "behind closed doors" to keep it the "officials" on side.
They requested no publicity from the blog.
However, this article appeared in the Sunday Telegraph, on the weekend of the operation.
The bad news is that due to the long time it took to assemble the equipment and financing for the salvage, despite having properly locating the crash site, and having all the equipment and time they needed at sea, and good weather, a 3 day operation failed to retrieve anything.
We are being told that the site was probably disturbed by trawler activity.
Yulia is very disappointed, and considering what to do next.
I am sorry the news is not better, one can't help thinking that the decision by the officials to not allow us to do a quick dive immediately after the location was found was a lost opportunity and a mistake.