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2014-01-24 00:20:37

LONDON, January 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The race for the ocean's store of metals and rare earth elements (REEs) has been a journey spanning over 50 years. Despite the efforts and $650 million dollars that have been pumped into this untapped market, the outcome has been disappointing, mainly due to technological limitations. Next March, over 100 Government leaders, political influencers and deep sea mining experts will gather in London at the Seabed Mining Summit to...

2013-12-05 23:38:24

Five hundred miles southeast of Hawai‘i, in international waters far out of sight of any land, there are vast mineral resources 5,000 meters below the sea. Manganese nodules, rich in commercially valuable mineral resources including nickel, copper, manganese, cobalt and rare-earth elements, overlay a broad swath of the deep-sea floor.  It took millions of years to form these deposits. The potato-sized nodules themselves and the deep sediments where they are found are home to a...

Ship Identification System Vulnarable To Cyberattack
2013-10-21 03:52:07

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A system used to track hundreds of thousands of shipping vessels across the globe is extremely vulnerable to hackers, researchers from the computer security company Trend Micro has cautioned. The problem lies with technology known as the Automatic Identification System (AIS), which is used by an estimated 400,000 ships worldwide, according to Tom Simonite of MIT Technology Review. Vessels that use the system transmit radio signals...

2013-10-11 16:20:55

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Marine Exploration, Inc. (GME), the successful Florida-based treasure salvage company seeks to raise $12 million dollars to continue development of their deep underwater salvage division GME Deep. This effort is the next step in the company's plan to rescue billions in gold and treasure from the ocean depths. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131011/FL96362) GME, in collaboration with world-renowned shipwreck explorer and...

2013-10-10 08:22:02

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Seafarer Exploration Corp. (OTCQB:SFRX) ), a company focused on the archaeologically-sensitive exploration and recovery of historic shipwrecks announced the Florida Department of Environmental Protection has granted Seafarer a two-year extension to the environmental permit for the Juno Beach site to December 9, 2015. Seafarer wishes to thank the entire Southeast District Office for their prompt professional services and guidance. Kyle...

2013-10-03 16:20:16

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Marine Exploration, Inc. (GME), the successful Florida-based treasure salvage company seeks to raise $12 million dollars to continue development of their deep underwater salvage division GME Deep. This effort is the next step in the company's plan to rescue billions in gold and treasure from the ocean depths. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131003/FL91706 ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130912/FL79114 )...

2013-08-27 08:21:28

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Inland Salvage Inc. successfully completed the salvage of a crew boat in the Gulf of Mexico. The vessel began taking on water after striking a structure during offshore operations. Attempts to bring the vessel in under her own power ended approximately 15 miles offshore from Pascagoula, MS when the seas began washing over her bow. All crewmembers safely abandoned the vessel and she was soon set adrift unmanned. (Logo:...

2013-07-07 12:20:02

NEW YORK, July 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- All high seas vessels should be identifiable and trackable, says Global Ocean Commission All vessels on the high seas should carry identification numbers and be trackable using satellite or other technology, says the Global Ocean Commission, an independent high-level initiative on the future of the ocean. Currently, passenger ships and large merchant vessels have to carry unique and unchangeable International Maritime...

2013-06-25 12:20:19

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today, in recognition of today's Day of the Seafarer, underscored its commitment to seafarers worldwide for their instrumental role in delivering memorable vacation experiences to over 20 million cruise passengers annually. "Today is a day to recognize the 1.5 million seafarers worldwide who support the well-being of the general public and cruise passengers," said CLIA President and...

2013-05-16 08:26:24

Discovery Times Square Launches Three-Day Treasure Hunt Around NYC NEW YORK, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 24, 2013, Discovery Times Square is unveiling its newest exhibit Odyssey's SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure, in the heart of Manhattan. To kick off this remarkable exhibition, Discovery Times Square is holding a free real-life Treasure Hunt that will be open to the public beginning Monday, May 20, 2013. Awaiting its lucky winner at a top-secret location will be a...