JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Blue Water Ventures International, Inc., ("BWVI") a publicly traded company (OTC:BWVI) engaged in the search and recovery of Historic Shipwrecks, has begun mobilizing a large side scan sonar survey to be conducted off the east coast of the United States. BWVI personnel have begun preparing our boats, systems and support equipment for operations scheduled to begin next week.
Phase One operations will focus on a fifty square mile area along Florida's Treasure Coast. This area of Florida's coast is famous for the wrecks of the great Spanish Treasure Fleet of 1715. Several of the ships of this fleet have never been located. Our operations will focus in deeper water off the coast where historical research indicates one or more of the lost galleons may be located.
Side Scan Sonar
Side-scan uses a sonar device that emits conical or fan-shaped pulses down toward the seafloor across a wide angle perpendicular to the path of the sensor through the water, which may be towed from a surface vessel or submarine, or mounted on the ship's hull. The intensity of the acoustic reflections from the seafloor of this fan-shaped beam is recorded in a series of cross-track slices. When stitched together along the direction of motion, these slices form an image of the sea bottom within the swath (coverage width) of the beam. The sound frequencies used in side-scan sonar usually range from 100 to 500 kHz; higher frequencies yield better resolution but less range.Learn more about sonar at this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Side-scan_sonar
Side scan sonar has proven to be one of our industry's most efficient and cost effective technologies for locating shipwrecks. Countless shipwrecks have been located since its inception including some of the most famous such as the Nuestra Senora de Atocha, SS Central America and the SS Republic.
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Examples of shipwrecks as shown on a Side Scan Sonar Images
About Blue Water Ventures International, IncBWVI conducts archaeologically sensitive recoveries of cargo and artifacts from various shipwrecks on the basis of extensive research and diligence specific to each project. BWVI operations to date have focused on shallow water search and recovery projects. BWVI intends to expand its focus to include deep water salvage.
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CONTACT: Keith Webb, CEO Blue Water Ventures International 904 - 215 - 7601 Keith.Webb@bwvint.com www.bwvint.com