Meet Peter Cundall

Peter is an amazing guy. He is our Chief Historian and a Director of Major Projects Foundation. Peter, until recent retirement, worked in the maritime industry at Svitzer Australia, the main towage operator in Australia. 

Peter’s real passion is shipwrecks. He had developed his own database of shipwrecks in the Pacific. He is so passionate about this he taught himself to read Japanese he can’t speak it very well but he can read the documents showing ships logs and manifests from WW2 Japan. 

Since joining MPF he has combined his work with other information we have accessed from Pacific nation-states to allow us to assess all known shipwrecks and prioritise our work when the ship leaves for the Pacific.

This database covers all wrecks lost in the Pacific states including Guam, Wake, Marshal Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Solomons, Papua New Guinea, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu, Tokelau, Niue, Kiribati and Cook Islands.

In addition, it covers a number of Potential Polluting Wrecks (PPW) on the Australian East Coast and northern NZ waters. The intention is to extend this further to cover all of Australian and New Zealand waters.

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