RV Aqua Quest Returns to Florida After Extended Period in Northeastern U.S. Waters

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Aqua Quest searches 40 square miles of sea floor for 19th century wreck.

The RV Aqua Quest has returned to Florida waters after two months of research and contract work in waters off the North-East United States.

Captain Robert Mayne, the Master of the Aqua Quest, reports that early in the 2013 salvage season that his vessel and crew has conducted a remote sensing survey of approximately 40 square miles of sea floor off of the New York – New Jersey coast. The target, based on good archival information is a mid-nineteenth century sailing vessel that was lost with a large cargo of gold bullion and gold coins. The survey was conducted using a state-of-the-art side scan sonar unit. A number of promising targets were recorded that will be diver-verified later this year.

In order to fund the time consuming and costly search for lost historic shipwrecks Aqua Quest has conducted several associated contract projects with coastal engineering corporations. These projects include remote sensing surveys pursuant to beach re-nourishment projects in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The hardest hit beaches were Long Island, and Coney Island New York, and the Jersey Shore. The Aqua Quest also located and replaced a number of oceanographic data collection buoys in offshore Maryland waters.

About Aqua Quest International, Inc.

Aqua Quest International is an ocean exploration and archaeological recovery company headquartered in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Aqua Quest's focus is on archaeological recovery, combining the scientific method of traditional archaeology with the bottom line business of shipwreck salvage. Aqua Quest's offices are located at 719 Pent Street, Tarpon Springs, Florida 34689, http://www.aquaquestinternational.com, 727-743-6008.
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