Seafarer received a permit from the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research on July 24th, 2014 for an area south of Cape Canaveral. The permit is jointly owned with a third party, and future permits are anticipated in adjacent areas. Permitting is a lengthy and costly process and must be approved by the State of Florida.

Several artifacts, some pictured on our website, have been found by previous salvers and also by Seafarer’s currents crew. The artifacts found appear to resemble other artifacts from the 1715 Fleet, which sunk due to a hurricane on July 31st, 1715. The 1715 Fleet was known to have carried significant treasure and historically valuable artifacts, although there is no guarantee of 100% accuracy of the origination of the wreck materials currently being found. It is also possible that any shipwreck located on the site was not carrying any cargo or artifacts of any value and may not have any historical significance.

Seafarer has three different work platforms (boats) to work off of with three different crews on the site, as well as a small run about anchor boat. The three work boats have experienced crew members of at least 4 divers per boat. There are also two full time archaeologists on the project. The Iron Maiden is typically left at sea with the other boats carrying supplies and crew back and forth.

The Cape Canaveral site will remain Seafarer’s primary focus until site four potentially comes online.