Jacksonville FL, Jan. 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NEWMEDIAWIRE — Blue Water Ventures International, Inc. (BWVI) and its branding partner SponsorsOne are proud to announce the first of many humanitarian projects that BWVI will donate a percentage of the sales from the recent launch of its treasure jewelry line. In this case the benefit goes to Chester See’s work with The Thirst Project building water wells in southern Africa. (see video link below)

Working with Sponsors One has resulted in a multi-faceted campaign to market our line of Treasure Jewelry around the world and produce revenue.  The efforts are designed to elevate the BWVI brand through a network of social media efforts through established global influencers large and small.

Keith Webb, President of Blue Water Ventures states, “We are very excited about the exclusive jewelry line that Bradford James has designed with Blue Water treasure and feel that the team at SponsorsOne have put together a worthy project for BWVI to be a part of.”

“It’s an honor and a privilege to be working with the amazing recoveries of Blue Water Ventures in conjunction with Chester See’s support of The Thirst Project,” said Guy Zajonc, President of Sponsors One Media. “I believe my creative team has captured all the adventure of Blue Water couple with the good works of Chester See and The Thirst Project for the world to see and enjoy.”

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

About SponsorsOne:

SponsorsOne is the leader in the next evolution of digital marketing through storytelling and digital-commerce with the SponsorCoin platform and its highly scalable digital – smart contract based digital-currency. Combined, this allows Brands to build and manage exclusive and highly engaged communities of micro-influencers within the social realm. The SponsorCoin platform provides for data-driven marketing campaigns that will change the way brands connect to their customers and to compensate the consumer for authentic engagement using the SponsorCoin digital currency. SponsorCoin is a tool for brands to inspire real movements around their products and services in which their most valuable customers become their best salespeople, producing far higher ROI than current social media advertising methods. Go to:

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

Jim Sinclair Has Joined The Expedition

BWVI Marine Archaeologist Jim Sinclair has joined the Pulaski Expedition.  The Blue Water Rose left port this morning to continue work on the site.  Jim brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this project!

First coins from the Pulaski begin coming up!

The Blue Water Rose has just arrived back in port with the first coins from the Steamship Pulaski. They include Spanish and early United States issues.  Our field team is preparing to return to the site ASAP!

The Letter of Marque

In the days of fighting sail, a letter of marque and reprisal was a government license authorizing a person (known as a privateer) to attack and capture enemy vessels and bring them before admiralty courts for condemnation and sale. This Letter would involve permission to cross an international border to effect a reprisal (take some action against an attack or injury) authorized by an issuing jurisdiction to conduct reprisal operations outside its borders.

For those with the connections to secure the Letter and the resources to equip a ship a Letter of Marque was worth a kings ransom to its owner, a means of acquiring enormous riches. In today’s terms, imagine capturing an enemy’s oil tanker or container ship and receiving half the value of the ship and it’s cargo as payment. The King would receive the other half.

With this Letter the owner would act as a privateer. The Letter of Marque is what separated a privateer from a pirate; other than that there were few distinctions. Most importantly, if you were captured during a conflict you were accorded the status of prisoner of war. Without it you were deemed a pirate and executed in some grotesque manner popular at that time.

Learn more about the Letter of Marque

The Largest Corporation in History

This is the symbol of the Dutch East Indies Company. Formed in 1602, it was the first multi-national corporation and the first company to issue stock. They specialized in shipping gold and silver to the Far East buy diamonds from India,rubies and sapphires from Ceylon and vast quantities spices which were in great demand in Europe.

The trade was extremely lucrative; chests of rare gems poured into Europe and the Middle East. These stones eventually adorned the crown jewels of Great Britain and the wondrous items of the Sultans in the Topkapi Museum in Instanbul.

The Spice Trade in Europe created vast wealth for the corporation and it’s shareholders. 1 pound of peppercorns could cost as much as 3 pounds of gold. The value of the cargo they shipped back to Europe resulted in the Company being granted extraordinary power. At it’s height the VOC was the largest lender in Europe, could enter into treaties with sovereign nations, imprison and execute prisoners and even declare war under it’s own sanction. No corporation since has ever achieved anything approaching such global dominance.

The trade was also very risky; many ships were lost over the centuries; some of the richest to ever sail the oceans. We’re looking for these lost ships and have some good projects in development. Learn more about the VOC on our Wikportal at this link;

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