The oceanographic vessel Ángeles Alvariño It has a powerful sonar that will scan the ocean floor in the area where the boat of the father of the little girls Olivia and Anna, the two sisters who have been missing for a month, appeared adrift. The research does not rule out either hypothesis. Last Friday, the Tomás Gimeno’s family They spoke with ‘El program de Ana Rosa’ to show how they are. The father is totally destroyed and the girlfriend of the missing person does not believe what happened.
“I can’t, no”. Tomás Gimeno’s father He was unable to speak to the reporter of the Telecinco program. According to the acquaintances, he does not understand the acts that the son has carried out. “He is ruined. The father is unknown, he is destroyed …”, a colleague commented to the Mediaset microphones.
“I work with children and I can’t say anything. I have not received any box with money from Tomás. It is not true and it is information that is hurting me a lot. I am very upset with everything that the media is putting out. The Civil Guard searched the center where I work one day after he disappeared, not because they thought he was here, but because he was related to him “, commented the one who was a partner of Tomás Gimeno at the time of his disappearance to Telemadrid. “Yes, I was with him at the time he disappeared. We were together. I have known him for four years. I am fatal … fatal. Everything that has happened hurts me a lot. I have to go every day in front of many people who knows me. I have my life and I’m very upset about everything. I’ve had a lot of problems because of this. I just want to disappear, just like he did “he added.
Arrival of Ángeles Alvariño
The oceanographic vessel ‘Ángeles Alvariño’, equipped with a side-scan sonar and an underwater robot, he has arrived on the island of Tenerife to join the search engine of the girls Anna and Olivia.
The ship, operated by the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO), left last Sunday from the port of Vigo and its incorporation into the search for the girls was announced by the general director of the Civil Guard, María Gámez, who this week stressed that the investigation “does not stop” and continues with the incorporation of these extraordinary means.
The ‘Ángeles Alvariño’ has a side scan sonar, a device that uses underwater sound propagation to obtain digital images of the seabed surface. The acoustic signals emitted bounce off the background creating an image of it. Its most common applications include detailed mapping of communities on the seabed, locating pipes, viaducts or cables, searching for objects or submerged archaeological sites, among others.
The ship also has an underwater robot, the ROV Liropus 2000, owned by the Spanish Institute of Oceanography, capable of recovering objects in the sea up to 2,000 meters deep. Equipped with seven cameras, it can scan the seabed, send live images, and even collect samples.
The Oceanographic Vessel plans to search the area where Tomás Gimeno’s boat was found adrift, one nautical mile from Puertito de Güímar. There it will make an X-ray of the seabed with sonar to try to identify any foreign object and, if possible, raise it later to the surface with the underwater robot.