We heard the other day from Viola principal author Robb Robinson, who tells us:

We have secured the support of the Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (SGSSI) and their permission to recover the vessel, providing we carry out an environmental impact survey. This has been organised and the team carrying this out leave for South Georgia next week.

The BBC have run an update story on this project, which you can see here, and the Hull Daily Mail have featured Viola lately here.

With Hull West MP Alan Johnson leading the charge to recover this historic vessel to her home port, it might just happen! We will keep you posted.