I think many are anticipating when OMEX will recover the first silver from the Gairsoppa and Mantola shipwrecks.
I expect they will not have to wait until all of the silver is recovered until they put of a PR that they have found the first silver. Who can guess the date of the press release for first silver?
I am thinking May 22nd.
I can't find reliable data about the seasons in that area (no historical buoy data around that I can find at least), which raises the uncertainty of this estimate quite a bit. Given the expense of leasing what I presume to be a large and powerful vessel for the recovery operation, Odyssey will probably plan to start as soon as the conditions have a very high probability of being goo (aka they won't be sitting in port waiting for the weather to improve while paying for a ship/crew. Though it will extend the wait a bit, its definitely the right decision. As far as finding the silver goes, I highly doubt that the tea will be removed in too careful a manner, I would imagine that they'll announce their first silver recovery within a week at most at the site. All together, I'm going to say roughly May 1st, 2012 as the announcement that some small quantity of silver has been recovered from the site.
Not true, as I'm pretty sure they will be leasing a vessel. The depth involved means they will need a ship with heavy lifting capacity. I have read before that converted deep-water drill-ships have been used in such situations. The Odyssey Explorer is likely not up to the task, unless they're really putting some work into her in drydock! Its going to be a leased vessel for the G and M recoveries, IMHO...
I'd guess no silver until around July 15th.Why? The Odyssey team likes investors to nibble for months so they can sell them more shares before they finally set the hook.
I'm sorry did I forget to say F-U to Bashtilwhatthefckever today?
F off Bash punkboy
In fact Odyssey has been shoving it up our asks since last June when they decided to dump more of their philanthropic junk shares onto the market.
TWICE we have been diluted and nothing more to show for it except for some pictures on an internet website.
When do these morons start returning money to shareholders or building value instead of blowing smoke up our asks?
Oh yah and FU in advance to Bashtilwhatthefckever!
Quite a nice piece of machinery, and a neat way of sending the other required wiring down and retrieving it without it having to support it's own weight (the composite cable does all the work).
Tsk tsk tsk.
No one left here to appreciate the hundreds of links he posts that are easily found by others; or which had been posted thousands of times before by those more astute than him.
No more (imagined) golf claps from the gallery.
No more poor grammar ridden idiotic mumbo-jumbo posts stating the obvious or, more often than not, stating nothing of significance.
Just angry little spittle-laden posts lashing out at those he knows are his betters.
'Tis truly sad. You poor frumpy thing. ;(