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Odyssey Marine Files Claim To 2 New Shipwrecks Near The English Channel

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TAMPA, Florida -- Odyssey Marine Exploration today filed Admiralty Arrest Complaints in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida on two separate shipwreck sites recently discovered by the Company.

Both sites lie within the general area of the English Channel but are outside the territorial waters or contiguous zone of any sovereign nation. The sites both contain cannon and other artifacts which are believed to date from the Colonial period. Odyssey has conducted preliminary surveys but has not yet been able to confirm the identity of either site. The Company's archaeological and conservation teams are currently developing archaeological excavation and conservation plans for both sites.

As with other shipwreck sites that the Company discovers, if either site can be identified, any potential claimants will be notified through appropriate private or public notices.

Odyssey's core business is shipwreck exploration and archaeological excavation, so filing arrests on shipwreck sites to protect the Company's legal interests occurs in the normal course of business. For security reasons, no additional information about these sites is being released at this time.

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Anyone care to bet odds on Spain crying that those wrecks belong to them also? "Wait! All the looted gold and skeletons of our slaves buried in the ships' holds are part of our 'cultural heritage'!"
   comment# 1   - Alvarez Castillo · Honolulu, HI USA · May 30, 2008 @ 8:56pm

The people offered to let the Spanish in on the loot. They did not care when the ship had not been found. NOW after the work is all done, They want it all. I hope you jerks don't see a dime! The crew found it. It's out of your waters anyway. Greedy people of Spain get ZERO.
   comment# 2   - Mark · Houston · Dec 27, 2010 @ 2:54pm
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