Martin unravels more of the mystery behind the Republic's treasure. And, during an attempt to recover the gold a panicking diver has an accident that puts his life in jeopardy and threatens to shut ...
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Martin Bayerle, who first located the sunken RMS Republic in 270 feet of water south of the island Nantucket in 1981, makes his second major recovery mission to the wreck. The vessel, built in 1903 and sunk when she was inadvertently rimmed broadside in poor visibility in 1909, is rumored to have on board untold millions in face-value gold coins - an amount that could exceed $1 Billion in today's currency values. Bayerle, who was once imprisoned for manslaughter after shooting and killing a man who was having an affair with his wife and attempted to extort money from Bayerle to leave, may possess better information as to where on the wreckage the gold may rest; he's assembled a group of proven salvers, including his own son, to dive, explore, and if possible recover the entombed riches.Written by
Typical dives to the RMS Republic last around 40 minutes provided there are no technical problems, examples of which can be breathing issues, communication problems, and unusually powerful underwater tides. Silt disruption can also be problematic, as it causes visibility issues both to the diver, and the crew topside which helps guide the effort by employment of a suit mounted camera (and others in the viscinty mounted to equipment) and radio communications. See more »