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Mystery Shipwreck in the Gulf of Mexico

July 30, 2013


Marine archaeologists visiting a known shipwreck site in the Gulf of Mexico were surprised to discover two more ships nearby, at rest at a depth of 4,363 feet below the surface. Researchers from the Texas State University in San Marcos’ Meadows Center for Water and the Environment explain they simply don’t know what the source […]

Odyssey Marine to Display Gairsoppa Shipwreck Silver in Times Square

May 14, 2013


Odyssey Marine Exploration, treasure hunters extraordinaire, are sending some silver to New York City. The silver was recovered from the SS Gairsoppa, a 412-foot steel-hulled British cargo steamship sunk by a German U-boat 300 miles southwest of Galway, Ireland, on February 17, 1941. The name was given in honor of the waterfalls in Karnataka, India, […]

Shipwreck Identified as MV Limerick

February 7, 2013


In 1943, a Japanese submarine torpedoed New Zealand merchant ship, MV Limerick. The 8,700-ton ship sank at 6:30 a.m. on April 26, 1943. The ship took only two crew-members down with it, as the approximately 70 others on board were rescued by navy minesweeper escorts. The location of the MV Limerick had remained unknown until […]

Supreme Court Denies Cert in Black Swan Case

May 17, 2012


From The Telegraph: The US Supreme Court has refused to grant a final appeal to a Florida company that discovered treasure on a sunken Spanish vessel but was then ordered to return the gold and silver to Spain. The Court did not give a reason for refusing the request from salvage specialist Odyssey Marine Exploration, […]

Spain Seeks $4 Million in Fees from Odyssey Marine in Black Swan Case

April 20, 2012


Spain has filed a motion to recover fees and costs of approximately $4 million in the “Black Swan” case. According to the Local Admiralty Rule 7.03-(g), Spain should have petitioned for fees at the same time it moved to have the arrest vacated, which it never did. In the motion for fees, Spain argues that […]

100-Year-Old Titanic to Fall Under International Protection

April 14, 2012


As the Titanic shipwreck nears it’s 100th birthday, it also approaches eligibility for protection under the 2001 Unesco Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage. The Titanic sank on April 15, 1912, in international waters in the North Atlantic. When it turns 100 tomorrow, it will automatically be subject to protection under the convention. […]

Canada Approves Export of $1 Shipwreck Back to Norway

March 27, 2012


Jan Wanggaard, former World Champion Windsurfer, is overseeing a project to return the shipwrecked Maud from Cambridge Bay in Nunavut, Canada, to Norway. Roald Amundsen, a famous Norwegian explorer, designed the Maud to voyage to the North Pole, but in 1925 filed for bankruptcy and sold the vessel to the Hudson’s Bay Company. In 1930, […]