The final fate of the USS Oriskany (CV-34) is that it was scuttled as an artificial reef in the Gulf of Mexico. It's a fairly famous dive site.
There are photos of the ship as it sank taken by the United States Navy. What I don't understand is there appears to be a small boat strapped down to the deck of the USS Oriskany. Furthermore there is a box in that boat that is also strapped down.
What is the purpose of this boat? What is the box in the boat?
Photo Credit: Public domain image taken from Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Oriskany_(CV-34)#/media/File:US_Navy_060517-N-7992K-009_The_ex-Oriskany,_a_decommissioned_aircraft_carrier,_was_sunk_24_miles_off_the_coast_of_Pensacola,_Fla.,_on_May_17_to_form_an_artificial_reef.jpg