Aqua Quest International Salvages Valuable Sunken Cargo From Shipwreck Near Cape Fear

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Aqua Quest Team hard at work recovering valuable cargo in the depths of the Ocean.

AQUA QUEST INTERNATIONAL is salvaging the cargo of a 1924 shipwreck off of Cape Fear, North Carolina. The Cape Fear wreck rests on the ocean floor in approximately 120 feet of water and holds a very large and valuable cargo of extremely high grade copper ore laced with gold, silver and other precious metals according to an assay test performed on samples recovered from the wreck. The cargo is estimated to be worth several million dollars.

The field team working on the RV Aqua Quest successfully recovered the first load of the high grade copper ore from the ocean floor with the aid of their custom built one ton steel air lift system fondly known by the crew as the "Ore-asaurus". The massive air lift system was designed and built by the Aqua Quest team specifically for this project.

“The crew has done a great job assembling and deploying the recovery system and it's working very well. We look forward to completing this project and moving on to the next one” said Captain Robert Mayne, president and founder of Aqua Quest International.

Aqua Quest International is an ocean exploration and archaeological recovery company headquartered in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Aqua Quest's main focus is on archaeological recovery, combining the scientific method of traditional archeology with the bottom line business of shipwreck salvage.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Stephen Mayne at 727-228-1976 or at stephen(at)aquaquestinternational(dot)com.

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