SOURCE: Seafarer Exploration Corp.
TAMPA, FL--(Marketwire - Sep 19, 2012) - Seafarer Exploration Corp. (OTCBB: SFRX), a company focused on the archaeologically-sensitive exploration and recovery of historic shipwrecks with an emphasis on recovering treasure and understanding historical events surrounding shipwrecks, announced today that the company's salvage vessel, Iron Maiden, has returned to the salvage site off Juno Beach, Florida after major repairs, maintenance and improvements.
The Iron Maiden, a wholly owned asset of Seafarer Exploration, completed major and important renovations that will facilitate the company's salvage capabilities. The renovation was extensive and a special thanks goes to Capt. Troy and his crew who worked hard for the past several months. Capt. Troy commented, "Some of the most difficult and time consuming work was replacing the rusted hull plates. We installed new Turbo chargers which will significantly increase our engines' RPM allowing us to dig faster and deeper. We also increased our propeller size to move more water through our deflectors to dig deeper with more efficiency. We replaced the shafts to handle the heavier work load of increased RPM and larger propellers. We also installed a new 25 KW generator to allow us the ability to stay at sea for an extended period of time if necessary."
Capt. Troy continued, "In addition we replaced the fuel injectors, rebuilt the coolant system, replaced worn electronics, replaced hoses, fabricated and replaced the exhaust system (including asbestos-free heat wraps), gutted and painted the cabins and work areas, and sand blasted the hull and painted multiple epoxy layers and painted a new red top coat. In essence the Iron Maiden is almost new again. We will now be able to more accurately and efficiently maintain the Vessel and reach our targets. I want to personally thank my crew of Alexander (Sasha), Aaron, Michael, Zack, Matthew, and Corey for their hard work, as well as a personal thanks and deep gratitude to Kyle Kennedy and the generous shareholders for making this possible."
Mr. Kennedy, CEO of Seafarer Exploration, said, "Over the past several years we have faced numerous unforeseen challenges and have risen to each occasion as they have presented themselves. We have set precedent through our efforts which have built the infrastructure to build significant share holder value. From our endeavors, we have had the good fortune to work closely with staff of the State of Florida Division of Historical Resources and Bureau of Archaeological Research, including Division Director Robert Bendus, Bureau Chief Dr. Mary Glowacki, Program Administrator Angie Tomlinson, and Underwater Archaeologist Lindsay Smith."
Mr. Kennedy noted, "Division and Bureau staffs have given Seafarer tremendous guidance and exceptional help in navigating the state laws and rules governing exploration and salvage of historic shipwreck sites. We are all clear on the educational value our combined efforts can bring to the State of Florida. We also understand the importance of proper archaeological sensitive work in order to preserve our historical shipwreck sites and the artifacts for our future generations. Through the leadership and educational guidance of the Division and Bureau, the State is working jointly with Seafarer and other organizations to increase the body of knowledge of historic shipwrecks, and derive economic benefit to the State and build cultural awareness."
Mr. Kennedy concluded, "Whereas we are thrilled to get back in the water working, we are currently pursuing other projects and wreck sites. We would also like to extend an invitation to anyone who might have discovered a wreck site or something of historical importance to contact us."
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About Seafarer Exploration Corp. (www.seafarercorp.com)
Seafarer Exploration Corp is a publicly traded underwater salvage and exploration company. The principal business of the company is to develop the infrastructure necessary to engage in the archaeologically-sensitive exploration and recovery of historic shipwrecks. The Company has primarily focused on efforts to locate and recover artifacts and cargo from what is believed to be a sunken Spanish ship off the coast of Juno Beach, Florida. Management believes that if artifacts and cargo are recovered, a portion of the recovered items will be in the form of treasure such as dated coins, gold and silver bullion, and emeralds.
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