Odyssey Recovers 1.8 Million Ounces of Silver From Shipwreck Three Miles Deep

22 Jul 2013 8:49 AM | Anonymous

 Odyssey Recovers 1.8 Million Ounces of Silver From Shipwreck Three Miles Deep

Latest Recovery From SS Gairsoppa Sets World Record for Deepest, Largest Precious Metal Recovery


TAMPA, Fla., July 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Odyssey Marine Exploration (Nasdaq:OMEX), pioneers in the field of deep-ocean exploration, has recovered over 61 tons of silver bullion this month from a depth of nearly three miles.

This recovery of bullion from the SS Gairsoppa, a 412-foot steel-hulled British cargo ship that sank in February 1941, consists of 1,574 silver ingots weighing about 1,100 ounces each or almost 1.8 million troy ounces in total, sets a new record for the deepest and largest precious metal recovery from a shipwreck. The silver has been transported to a secure facility in the United Kingdom.

http://shipwreck.net/pr269.php

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