As part of our Treasure Search and Recovery Operations, we utilize vessels from numerous sources and partners. Included in these are the owned and large 80 ton 71 foot R/V Bellows, for endurance and large recovery operations. This storied vessel is tremendously outfitted to both find treasure and recover it. In addition contracted companies have other industry vessels we will contract with as partners.
The Bellows is 71 feet, 80 tons, powered by two large Detroit Diesels, cabin space for 14 personnel, a range of 1,500 miles, with large A frame lift capacity. The vessel was purchased in August 2019 from the Florida University system, is running on its maiden voyage around Florida to the suspected 30 wrecks off the Cape Romain, South Carolina site. Bellows has a long and storied history working every area around Florida, many areas of the Caribbean and being instrumental in Government operations including recovery of USCG Blackthorn and instrumental in the Horizon oil spill. The Bellows is being used by our contracted partner, Sea Research Society for operations.
The Turn Over Ceremony on August 29, 2019 from the Florida Institute of Oceanography: