Seafarer discovered a large concentration of colonial era shipwreck material in Area 2 off Melbourne Beach, Florida.
Seafarer is pleased to announce that it has received fully executed permits from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (“FDEP”) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“USACOE”).
Seafarer is actively updating our three permits with the state, while the SeaSearcher team continues to scan and profile the ocean sub-floor, identifying more targets and develop new technology.
With SeaSearcher 2’s metal discriminator integration testing completed, our teams continue to work hard at expanding our knowledge about the Melbourne Beach site while also preparing to return to Juno Beach.
Our team took time this week to capture some glamour shots for the SeaSearcher to show her off in all of her beauty and help illustrate how she works.
This long-awaited time of year was gladly welcomed by the teams which showed in what they were able to accomplish in their work scanning, documenting, and qualifying new tech features.
Who says you can’t have a little fun at work? Check out our new blog post to see what fun the dive team got up to this week!
We were anxious to get some scanning done, but also to check out the new custom-designed loop for our metal detectors that our design team built based on SeaSearcher tech. It doubles our detection distance and footprint.
The Good Fortune headed out to do some SeaSearcher scanning early in the week before the season’s first tropical disturbance hit us. The ride out was pretty rough, but once on-site, the winds shifted, it seemed to settle down and the skies cleared up. We were able to get a good bit of scanning done and identified a new target area for a detailed scan before the conditions caught up with us.
The weather tried to hold us back earlier this week, however, it did eventually turn, so we were able to continue our search for the hidden history lying beneath the ocean floor.