There's no way to think this is not cool: take a WWII era ship and blow it up to use as the second artificial reef. That's the plan set for today when they sink the Vandenberg.
Crews plan to sink the Vandenberg today after years of inactivity. They hope the boat will facilitate more ocean life, as it will be a new reef.
Implications - Companies who attempt to create an artificial animal dwelling such as the Vandenberg are trying to rid themselves of their waste. They attempt though to get creative with their methods in a way to position themselves as environmentally friendly. Sunken ships allow for artificial reefs to grow, which allows water creatures to have a new habitat. This sheds a positive image on the company.