TREASURE HUNTERS

FEARS JERSEY AWARD COULD LEAD TO INFLATED VALUATIONS UNDER TREASURE ACT

By any standards the Le Câtillon II Coin Hoard is astonishing. Found by two metal detectorists on the Crown Dependency of Jersey in 2012, the Hoard of late...

UK GOVERNMENT DENIES MARITIME HERITAGE FOUNDATION/OMEX PERMISSION TO SALVAGE HMS VICTORY 1744

The sinking of HMS Victory on 4 October 1744   By Andy Brockman The UK marine regulator, the Marine Management Organisation...

OMEX MARITIME HERITAGE FOUNDATION VICTORY 1744 PUFF PIECE DEFLATES

Lead Image: Detail from HMS Victory Sinking by Peter Monamy       In Gerry Anderson's 1960's science fiction classic "Thunderbirds", Gordon...

BREAKING NEWS: UK GOVERNMENT CONFIRMS INDEPENDENT SURVEY OF HMS VICTORY 1744 BY HMS ECHO

Odyssey Marine Exploration's former research vessel Odyssey Explorer working on the HMS Victory wreck site in 2012   In the...

CARRY ON CLIO OFFSHORE AS OMEX REBRANDS TREASURE HUNTING BUSINESS

With none of its traditional fanfare, let alone the promise of a reality series on the Discovery Channel,...

ALLEGED DETECTOR USING HERITAGE THIEVES CAUGHT ON CAMERA IN BBC/BRISTOL UNIVERSITY STING

  Three faces of alleged heritage crime caught on camera in Gloucestershire by the BBC and Bristol University       The BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol has...

DIVING FRAUDSTER JAILED FOR SELLING HMS LONDON CANNON

In the latest in a series of high-profile prosecutions of various types of "Heritage Crime" by Historic England in cooperation with other law enforcement...

MOD GETS HISTORIC WRECK RIGHT ON HMS HOOD RECOVERY

"The Mighty Hood" photographed in 1924     thePipeLine does not usually cover conventional archaeological news stories, neither have we been slow to explore the Ministry of...

OMEX MONTH: VICTORY FOR BALCHEN DESCENDANTS IN GREAT OME SPELLING BEE

IT'S OMEX MONTH IN thePipeLine As the archaeological world awaits the decision of the Marine Management Organisation regarding the Maritime Heritage Foundation's application for a...

OMEX DUMPS DEAD CAT ON MMO TABLE

Odyssey Explorer working in the western English Channel One of the favourite political strategies employed by Australian PR guru Lynton Crosby is called "the dead...

OMEX TAKES UP DOWSING [OR BUYS SHIP POSITIONS]

  With the corporate share price submerging faster than its famous ROV Zeus, the Sorcerers Apprentices at Odyssey Marine Exploration needed to pull a descent...