MRR News...

June 10, 2018

With the stretch of weather the Sea Reaper has been waiting for, MRR’s Capt. Josh Abt and the Sea Reaper crew were able to make a 7-day trip to Motivation, Inc.’s site of the Santa Margarita. Josh and crew continued to use a combination of prop wash and air lift excava...

June 2, 2018

After a year of hard work building the new excavation vessel, Seatrepid, MRR began this year’s 1715 season at Douglass Beach where they left off last year.  On the second day, Levin Shavers recovered his first gold coin, a Mexican 1 escudo. 

 MRR diver Levin S...

April 28, 2018

The Sea Reaper has returned to the dock yet again with treasure from the Santa Margarita. Captain Josh has done it again, continuing his relentless airlift effort and working along the main scatter of the ill-fated galleon that sank in 1622. Josh and his team recovered...

April 14, 2018

After the Seatrepid returned from its maiden voyage last weekend, the Sea Reaper continued working on Motivation Inc.’s permitted shipwreck site, the famed Santa Margarita. Captained by Josh Fisher-Abt, the Sea Reaper continued excavations along the main trail of the w...

April 10, 2018

For the last year, MRR crew has dedicated all off-site time to outfitting the second custom excavation vessel, Seatrepid. We are very pleased to announce that Seatrepid has completed its initial sea trial with a maiden trip to join its sister ship, the Sea Reaper, on t...

March 21, 2018

The Sea Reaper has returned from a successful four-day expedition to the site of the Santa Margarita. On the first day, while Captain Josh Abt and MRR member Jimmy Parker were recovering gold filigree beads with the air lift on board the Sea Reaper, Dan Schweizer and C...

March 16, 2018

With three to four days of calm weather between cold fronts this week, MRR is sending two vessels to the site of the Santa Margarita—the Sea Reaper and the Sea Hunter.

The Sea Reaper will have a newly-designed air lift on board for this trip, and the crew is planning to...

March 6, 2018

MRR Captain Josh Fisher-Abt and crew completed the first trip to the site of the Santa Margarita for the 2018 season. They had a three-day break in the weather and took full advantage of it. All crew members were very glad to be out of the boat yard and back in the wat...

February 26, 2018

The MRR crew has spent the beginning of the year hard at work in Three-D Boat Yard completing the latest MRR custom excavation vessel, Seatrepid.  After months of continued hard work in the boat yard, a weather window has opened up this week and the Sea Reaper is makin...

December 30, 2017

It's been a year of hard work and successful recoveries at MRR thanks to our members, supporters and dedicated crew!  Here are some of our best highlights from 2017.  Stay tuned... We're about to release the MRR 2018 Operational Plan.  Happy New Year!

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