Air France pilots body found

French officials said this week that military ships searching for the wreckage have detected sounds in the Atlantic depths but they are not from the flight recorders.



Triton - Delta Yachts

Triton’s swim platform features a modified design enclosing a hydraulic lift/lower mechanism to benefit swimmers’ and divers’ entry/exit. Since the owners expect to indulge in avid scuba activity, they also specified a functional approach to handling and refilling scuba tanks. This involves extra tank storage and a lazarette which contains the deep-divers’ decompression membrane system. For advanced deep dives, she is equipped with Nitrox and Tri-Mix capability, plus sonar and Simrad photographic equipment to provide 3-D images of deepwater reefs and sunken ships. Recording these adventures is an aimable sub-surface camera, located just under the stern, complete with underwater lighting.


Delta Marine "Mr. Terrible"

Delta Marine has gone from making high quality innovative fishing boats for northern fisheries to some world class cruising yachts. Click on their showroom to see their current and past projects.
Below is profiled one of their more current projects:



Sri Lanka Poised for Economic "Take Off"

SINGAPORE (AP) -- Sri Lanka is poised for an "economic takeoff" now that its military has routed the Tamil Tiger rebels, the country's foreign minister said Sunday.


Recovered SS Central America Gold

For centuries, just as the spectre of gold has whetted man's imagination, so too has the allure, romance and excitement of sunken treasure. In September 1857, the SS Central America was caught in a vicious hurricane and sent to her watery grave a mile and a half beneath the furious waves of the Atlantic Ocean; with her went hopes, dreams and a vast fortune in gold. While some of the story of her loss is etched in sorrow, it is also imbued with nineteenth-century gallantry, bravado, and heroism of the first order


Who Owns Lost Ships?

Who Owns Lost Ships?
by Peter Tyson

In one sense, the question is moot. The sea owns lost ships, of course. Tens of thousands of shipwrecks litter the beds of oceans, lakes, and other bodies of water. Some of them have rested there for thousands of years and will likely remain there forever. But when human beings find and covet a wreck—for its historical value, its diving possibilities, its gold—then the question suddenly becomes rabidly contentious.
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