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Treasure Hunters Make Bizarre Find at Bottom of Baltic Sea
2012-01-30 13:27:04

A team of professional Swedish treasure hunters have made a remarkable find at the bottom of the Baltic Sea. What exactly it is, however, will remain a mystery for the immediate future. At an unrevealed location some 250 feet below the brackish waters between Sweden and Finland, the deep-sea salvage company Ocean Explorer has discovered a large, bizarrely shaped object on the seabed. “I have been doing this for nearly 20 years, so I have a seen a few objects on the bottom, but...

2011-05-18 09:30:00

PEORIA, Ill., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Oceanic Research and Recovery Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ORRV) and Deep Marine Salvage Inc today announced that they have agreed upon their first intended "cluster" of 5 commodity based salvage targets. These targets have been selected from our vast portfolio of shipwrecks lost in northern hemisphere waters. The combined manifested value of these cargos is a minimum of $2 billion at current commodity prices, and consists of platinum, gold, silver, copper...

2011-03-03 09:01:00

PEORIA, Ill., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Oceanic Research and Recovery Inc. (Pink Sheets: ORRV), a marine salvage and exploration company, today announced that it has entered into a joint venture agreement with Deep Marine Salvage ("DMS"). DMS is comprised of an international team of experienced deep water marine contractors bought together to form Deep Marine Salvage. The entire staff at DMS has been selected because of their previous involvement and extensive experience in salvage and...

2010-06-26 07:30:14

A wooden steamship that sank in Lake Michigan over 112 years ago has been discovered off the Milwaukee-area shoreline, and divers say the vessel appears to have been perfectly preserved by the cold, fresh waters. Brendon Baillod, the president of the Wisconsin Underwater Archaeology Association, told the Associated press (AP) that finding the 300-foot-long L.R. Doty was important because it was the largest wooden ship that remained unaccounted for. "It's the biggest one I've been involved...

2010-01-08 12:34:00

MIAMI, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Marine Exploration, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MEXP) and joint venture partner Hispaniola Ventures, LLC announce the Dominican Republic has confirmed the Company's recent discovery of a valuable shipwreck from the 1690s. The treasure includes silver coins, gold, pearls and diamond jewelry. "A great discovery," notes Francis Soto, Technical Director of the Dominican Republic Underwater Heritage Office in a December 29 news story in Underwater Times....

2009-08-08 14:04:42

A three-week expedition off North Carolina will assess the condition of shipwrecks from World War II, a marine preservationist said. Of special interest are ships sunk in 1942, including U.S. ships, German U-boats merchant ships and British naval ships, said David W. Alberg, expedition leader and superintendent of the USS Monitor National Marine Sanctuary. This expedition will help us better understand and document this often lost chapter of America's maritime history and its significance to...

2009-02-02 16:15:00

A Florida-based treasure-hunting firm reported the discovery of a British Royal Navy warship on Monday. The HMS Victory, which belonged to Admiral Sir John Balchin was lost in 1744. Tampa-based Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc. reported the discovery of the ship, which was considered to be the last Royal Navy warship to be lost at sea with a complete complement of bronze cannon, the company said in a statement. Shares of the exploration firm jumped more than 32 percent on Monday after the find...

2008-09-10 13:15:00

A new virtual simulator lets people operate their own virtual submersibles to explore hidden treasures at deep underwater archaeological sites. The Venus project team has generated 3D digital records of underwater European shipwrecks that can act as a permanent record of these sites. The team is debuting the simulator at the BA Science Festival in Liverpool. The Venus (Virtual Exploration of Underwater Sites) consortium has drawn on expertise from a wide range of disciplines - including...

2008-06-16 10:50:00

Researchers have reported the discovery of the only fully intact British warship ever found in the Great Lakes. The 80-foot-long HMS Ontario was uncovered at the bottom of Lake Ontario by shipwreck enthusiasts Jim Kennard and Dan Scoville who used side-scanning sonar and an unmanned submersible.The ship, along with as many as 130 people aboard, was lost with barely a trace during the American Revolution 1780, and has long been regarded as one of the "Holy Grail" shipwrecks in the Great...

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