OWNERSHIP OF ALL PULASKI ARTIFACTS HAS BEEN GRANTED BY THE US FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT

OWNERSHIP OF ALL PULASKI ARTIFACTS HAS BEEN GRANTED BY THE US FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT

October 4, 2018 -Jacksonville, Florida – Blue Water Ventures International, Inc. (OTCPK:BWVI) and project partner Endurance Exploration Group, Inc (OTC:EXPL) announces that US Federal District Court in Tampa, Florida has issued an order granting ownership to over 600 artifacts and pieces of treasure recovered to date from the wreck of the SS Pulaski. This collection of artifacts includes some of the earliest and rarest United States gold coins ever found on a shipwreck.

With the court’s affirmation of ownership of all Pulaski treasures recovered to date, efforts to monetize the treasures will now begin. As stated in earlier releases, Numismatic Guarantee Corporation (NCG) has been authorized to conserve and authenticate the coins and other artifacts. The coins will be encapsulated and labeled with the denomination, variety, grade, pedigree, serial number, and other info relevant to the Steamboat Pulaski.

About Blue Water Ventures International, Inc.:

The Company is engaged in the business of conducting archaeologically-sensitive recoveries of cargo and artifacts from shipwrecks. Its operations to date have focused on shallow water search and recovery projects in less than 150 feet of water. The Company is now expanding its focus to include deep-water salvage of historic and modern-day shipwrecks. For more information go to http://www.bwvint.com

About Endurance Exploration Group, Inc.:

Endurance Exploration Group, Inc. specializes in historic shipwreck research, subsea search, survey and recovery of lost ship containing valuable cargoes. Over the last 5 years, Endurance has developed a research database of over 1,400 ships that are known to be lost with valuable cargoes in the world oceans. For more information go to http://www.expl.com.

Forward Looking Statements:

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the Securities

Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to: ability to further strengthen our balance sheet, ability to raise funding for continued operations, ability to successfully and profitably locate additional wrecks and cargo, ability to establish ownership, and other factors. Therefore, actual results may differ materially from those indicated or implied by such forward-looking statements. Except as required by law, the Company disclaims any obligation to publicly update such statements.

Contact:
Blue Water Ventures International, Inc.
Keith Webb
904-215-7601
kw@bwvint.com

Endurance Exploration Group, Inc.
Micah Eldred
727-533-5555
micah@eexpl.com

UPDATE PULASKI RECOVERY PROJECT, COINS AND ARTIFACTS

UPDATE PULASKI RECOVERY PROJECT, COINS AND ARTIFACTS

September 26, 2018 -Jacksonville, Florida – Project partners Blue Water Ventures International, (OTCPK:BWVI) and Endurance Exploration Group, (OTC:EXPL) offer our heartfelt thoughts and well wishes to our friends and neighbors in Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach, NC. during the continued recovery efforts from Hurricane Florence.

In other developments, the US Courts have awarded title to more than 50 rare coins that were recovered during our winter operations from the Steamboat Pulaski, which sank in 1838. More than 500 gold and silver coins have been recovered from the wreck. All are currently being conserved by Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS) and graded by their affiliate, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). NCS and NGC are world leaders in expert coin conservation and grading, respectively.

A number of the coins recovered from the wreck are extremely rare and are highly valued by collectors. After conservation by NCS and grading by NGC, they will be securely encapsulated in tamper-evident NGC holders with labels bearing their descriptions, conditions and historic pedigree.
“NCS and NGC are honored to have been selected to conserve, grade and protect these coins,” says Mark Salzberg, chairman of NCS and NGC. “Their history and provenance, coupled with their rarity and condition, will make them prized by collectors.”

In addition to the coins, several beautiful and ornate pocket watches have been recovered. These watches display the meticulous detail and painstaking precision of the craftsmen of the day. One watch chain and fob has been fabricated from fine stippled gold and ends with an intricately designed hand wrought wire charm. “We’ve just scratched the surface on the Pulaski recovery, we expected the rare coins, but the pocket watches have been a total surprise. Each trip to the site reveals a little more of the Pulaski secrets.” States Keith Webb of Blue Water Ventures (BWVI)

Endurance Exploration Group (EXPL) operating through its JV Partnership Sword Fish Partners expects the Federal Admiralty Court to adjudicate title to the additional recoveries within the coming days. Micah Eldred, President of Endurance Exploration Group adds, “We have been very pleased with the project success to date, our partnership has performed well, the court process has been timely and smooth, and we look forward to additional Pulaski finds and recoveries in the coming months”

About Blue Water Ventures International, Inc.:

The Company is engaged in the business of conducting archaeologically-sensitive recoveries of cargo and artifacts from shipwrecks. Its operations to date have focused on shallow water search and recovery projects in less than 150 feet of water. The Company is now expanding its focus to include deep-water salvage of historic and modern-day shipwrecks. For more information go to http://www.bwvint.com

About Endurance Exploration Group, Inc.:

Endurance Exploration Group, Inc. specializes in historic shipwreck research, subsea search, survey and recovery of lost ship containing valuable cargoes. Over the last 5 years, Endurance has developed a research database of over 1,400 ships that are known to be lost with valuable cargoes in the world oceans. For more information go to http://www.expl.com.

Forward Looking Statements:

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to: ability to further strengthen our balance sheet, ability to raise funding for continued operations, ability to successfully and profitably locate additional wrecks and cargo, ability to establish ownership, and other factors. Therefore, actual results may differ materially from those indicated or implied by such forward-looking statements. Except as required by law, the Company disclaims any obligation to publicly update such statements.

Contact:

Blue Water Ventures International, Inc.

Keith Webb
904-215-7601
kw@bwvint.com

Endurance Exploration Group, Inc.
Micah Eldred
727-533-5555
micah@eexpl.com

WRECK OF THE PULASKI CONTINUES TO PRODUCE AMAZING TREASURES

WRECK OF THE PULASKI CONTINUES TO PRODUCE AMAZING TREASURES

July 11, 2018   Project partners Blue Water Ventures International (OTCPK:BWVI) and Endurance Exploration Group (OTC:EXPL), announce that recovery efforts on the historic 1838 SB Pulaski wreck site located off the coast of North Carolina are continuing to produce artifacts.

The Dive Team has been able to make the most of favorable weather conditions for diving/recovery at the beginning of July.  Over a five day trip to the site, our team uncovered what appeared to be a small chest with over 240 silver coins, and 9 rare gold coins.  Several pocket watches including one very ornate and beautifully detailed ocean life pocket watch.   Other items include 41 pieces of silverware, stoneware and ships hardware.  

“The recoveries are beginning to bring a lost window of time back to life.” stated Keith Webb, President of Blue Water Ventures International, “this wreck site is like a giant puzzle, and we are working to put the pieces back together.”

The Dive Team has been working in approximately 120 feet of water and as the recovery field broadens more material is revealing itself.   The technical dive training during the winter has really paid off allowing the divers to spend 3 to 4 hours more a day underwater.   To date a total of 390 silver coins, 23 gold coins, 5 gold pocket watches, and numerous other historical artifacts have been recovered.  Both companies believe, the face value for the coins found to date to be less than $300.  It was estimated that passenger losses were near $150,000, when the Pulaski went down, meaning we have barely scratched the surface of valuable coins and artifacts yet to be recovered.

Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS) and Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) have been working to conserve, attribute, and grade the coins recovered from the wreck site.  A number of the coins recovered are extremely rare and carry a high historical value.  The company will keep shareholders and investment community updated relating to the values of recovered items as appropriate moving forward.

About Blue Water Ventures International, Inc.:

The Company is engaged in the business of conducting archaeologically-sensitive recoveries of cargo and artifacts from shipwrecks. Its operations to date have focused on shallow water search and recovery projects in less than 150 feet of water. The Company is now expanding its focus to include deep-water salvage of historic and modern-day shipwrecks. For more information go to http://www.bwvint.com

About Endurance Exploration Group, Inc.:

Endurance Exploration Group, Inc. specializes in historic shipwreck research, subsea search, survey and recovery of lost ship containing valuable cargoes. Over the last 5 years, Endurance has developed a research database of over 1,400 ships that are known to be lost with valuable cargoes in the world oceans. For more information go to http://www.expl.com.

Forward Looking Statements:

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to: ability to further strengthen our balance sheet, ability to raise funding for continued operations, ability to successfully and profitably locate additional wrecks and cargo, ability to establish ownership, and other factors. Therefore, actual results may differ materially from those indicated or implied by such forward-looking statements. Except as required by law, the Company disclaims any obligation to publicly update such statements.

 

Contact:

Blue Water Ventures International, Inc.
Keith Webb
904-215-7601
kw@bwvint.com

 

Endurance Exploration Group, Inc.
Micah Eldred
727-533-5555
micah@eexpl.com

THE 1838 SHIPWRECK WAS 'THE TITANIC OF ITS TIME.' DIVERS JUST MADE AN EERIE DISCOVERY

THE 1838 SHIPWRECK WAS ‘THE TITANIC OF ITS TIME.’ DIVERS JUST MADE AN EERIE DISCOVERY

BY MARK PRICE

msprice@charlotteobserver.com

Divers recovering artifacts off the steamship Pulaski have made an eerie find that gives credence to eyewitness accounts of the night the ship sank in 1838, taking some of the nation’s richest people to the bottom of the Atlantic.

A mysterious “grapefruit-sized” encrustation found at the site off North Carolina’s coast turned out to be a heavily decorated solid gold pocket watch attached to a gold chain.

However, what has historians buzzing is the fact that the watch’s hands are frozen at 11:05. That’s 5 minutes after the time witnesses say the ship’s boilers exploded on the night of June 14, 1838. The dramatic sinking, often referred to as “the Titanic of its time,” occurred 180 years ago this month.

“We were shocked,” said Max Spiegel of Certified Collectables Group, which is handling preservation of Pulaski artifacts.

“It’s very unusual to see an artifact with that sort of impression of a historic moment, when a ship sank. Think about how fragile the watch’s hands are, yet they survived in that exact position. It’s one of the most exciting finds we’ve handled, and we’ve done a half dozen shipwrecks.”

 

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STEAMSHIP PULASKI RECOVERY EFFORTS INCREASE SUMMER OF 2018

STEAMSHIP PULASKI RECOVERY EFFORTS INCREASE SUMMER OF 2018

Jacksonville, Florida (June 6, 2018) Blue Water Venture International (OTCPK:BWVI) in conjunction with Endurance Exploration Group (OTC:EXPL) is gearing up their summer dive season on the steamship Pulaski. The favorable weather conditions on site are now allowing the dive team longer stays on the Pulaski site.

The Blue Water Rose dive team has gone through extensive training in Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures and is now certified through Technical Diving International (TDI). TDI provides training in mixed gas diving and rebreathers. The results of the training have extended bottom times for our divers threefold and increased the percentage of shipwreck material and artifacts recovered by 50% in the last 2 visits to the site.

To date, the team has recovered over 150 gold and silver coins, unique artifacts including an ornate gold necklace encrusted within shipwreck material. The team is excited to get the summer started with these recoveries, as they extend the search area we hope to make additional news with each trip to the site.

TDI is the largest technical certification agency in the world and seen as an innovator of new diving techniques and programs which previously were not available to the general public. Brian Carney, President of TDI added, “We are extremely happy that our programs have been able to provide the training for these divers to get the job done safely and are excited to see what new discoveries Blue Water Ventures and Endurance Exploration Group will find in the near future.”

About Blue Water Ventures International, Inc.:

The Company is engaged in the business of conducting archaeologically-sensitive recoveries of cargo and artifacts from shipwrecks. Its operations to date have focused on shallow water search and recovery projects in less than 150 feet of water. The Company is now expanding its focus to include deep-water salvage of historic and modern-day shipwrecks. For more information go to http://www.bwvint.com

About Endurance Exploration Group, Inc.:
Endurance Exploration Group, Inc. specializes in historic shipwreck research, subsea search, survey and recovery of lost ship containing valuable cargoes. Over the last 5 years, Endurance has developed a research database of over 1,400 ships that are known to be lost with valuable cargoes in the world oceans. For more information go to http://www.expl.com.

Forward Looking Statements:

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to: ability to further strengthen our balance sheet, ability to raise funding for continued operations, ability to successfully and profitably locate additional wrecks and cargo, ability to establish ownership, and other factors. Therefore, actual results may differ materially from those indicated or implied by such forward-looking statements. Except as required by law, the Company disclaims any obligation to publicly update such statements.

Contact:

Blue Water Ventures International, Inc.
Keith Webb
904-215-7601
kw@bwvint.com

Endurance Exploration Group, Inc.
Micah Eldred
727-533-5555
micah@eexpl.com

IDENTITY OF THE SHIPWRECK STEAMBOAT PULASKI CONFIRMED, MORE COINS AND ARTIFACTS RECOVERED

IDENTITY OF THE SHIPWRECK STEAMBOAT PULASKI CONFIRMED, MORE COINS AND ARTIFACTS RECOVERED

JACKSONVILLE, May 9, 2018 – Blue Water Ventures International (OTCPK: BWVI) and project partner Endurance Exploration Group (OTCQB: EXPL) have verified the identity of the Steamboat Pulaski. Several items recovered this past week contain the name “Pulaski” stamped on the artifacts, establishing the ship’s provenance.  The Pulaski sank in 1838 off the coast of North Carolina. She is one of the more notable shipwrecks in the early history of the eastern seaboard of the United States.

Recently, the Blue Water dive crew received training in advanced nitrox enriched diving. This allows divers longer bottom time to explore the site and create better working grids on the seafloor. The advanced training the divers received has facilitated these new discoveries. Originally bottom time for the divers was about 20 minutes. Now, with this training, divers can spend an hour working on the Pulaski site. A window of favorable weather opened last week, and the dive team was able to return to the site. Once on the bottom, the divers immediately began discovering coins and artifacts. Most notably among the first finds, a candlestick holder marked with the name ” SB Pulaski”.

To date, the Pulaski site has produced 115 gold and silver coins, all dated prior to 1838. These finds represent early American coinage, Spanish colonial and British coins. All coins are being conserved and appraised by Numismatic Guarantee Corporation. Other unique items recovered include a small, unique box, a pocket watch, candlestick holders, brass wall sconces, keys and a numbered brass tag marker with the name SB Pulaski stamped on it.

Visit our Vimeo link for footage of our recoveries.  https://vimeo.com/268761156/

Keith Webb of Blue Water Ventures states, “As the weather conditions improve off the coast of North Carolina, the Blue Water Rose will be working as much as possible on the site to fully recover this shipwreck. We are proud to share the history and legacy of this lost but not forgotten piece of American history.

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Micah Eldred of Endurance Exploration Group adds, “We are pleased to positively identify this wreck site as that of SB Pulaski, and while we are elated with the recoveries to date, this only represents a tiny fraction of the currency, jewelry and other unique items lost on this shipwreck. We look forward to an exciting 2018 recovery season!”

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About Blue Water Ventures International, Inc.:

The Company is engaged in the business of conducting archaeologically-sensitive recoveries of cargo and artifacts from shipwrecks. Its operations to date have focused on shallow water search and recovery projects in less than 150 feet of water. The Company is now expanding its focus to include deep-water salvage of historic and modern-day shipwrecks. For more information go to  http://www.bwvint.com

About Endurance Exploration Group, Inc.:

Endurance Exploration Group, Inc. specializes in historic shipwreck research, subsea search, survey and recovery of lost ship containing valuable cargoes. Over the last 5 years, Endurance has developed a research database of over 1,400 ships that are known to be lost with valuable cargoes in the world oceans. For more information go to  http://www.expl.com.

Forward Looking Statements:

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to: ability to further strengthen our balance sheet, ability to raise funding for continued operations, ability to successfully and profitably locate additional wrecks and cargo, ability to establish ownership, and other factors. Therefore, actual results may differ materially from those indicated or implied by such forward-looking statements. Except as required by law, the Company disclaims any obligation to publicly update such statements.

Blue Water Ventures International, Inc.

Keith Webb
904-215-7601
kw@bwvint.com

Endurance Exploration Group, Inc.

Micah Eldred
727-533-5555
micah@eexpl.com

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