In 2014, RLP contracted with Odyssey Marine Exploration to conduct the archaeological excavation and recover the remaining valuable cargo from the SS Central America shipwreck, which is located approximately 160 miles off the coast of South Carolina in 2,200 meters of water. Under the direction of a project archaeologist, the Odyssey team deployed a remotely operated vehicle, or ROV, to recover and document over 15,500 gold and silver coins, 45 gold bars and hundreds of other artifacts from the SS Central America shipwreck site.Prior to any recovery work, a photomosaic of the site was created by digitally stitching together over 12,500 high-resolution images of the site. The 2014 SS Central American expedition was conducted over 129 days and included 83 ROV dives recording over 2,000 hours of dive time. The longest dive lasted over 125 hours. A 161,000-square-meter, high-resolution video survey of the shipwreck and surrounding seabed was also completed. During recovery operations, the Odyssey Explorer carried 17 ship crew members and a technical crew of up to 18 individuals and two highly experienced members of the Receiver's oversight team. Operational reports and inventories of items recovered from the SS Central America are available at www.shipwreck.net/ssca.php. About Odyssey Marine Exploration Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. (Nasdaq:OMEX) is engaged in deep-ocean exploration using innovative methods and state of-the-art technology. The company has numerous projects in various stages of development around the world from both our own portfolio as well as through third-party contracts. Odyssey provides efficient survey, ROV and recovery solutions to the commercial offshore sector through its Clio Offshore deep-ocean contracting division, which was recently named to Marine Technology Reporter's Top 100 companies list. For additional details, please visit www.odysseymarine.com or www.cliooffshore.com.
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