Deepest shipwreck salvage [Europe]
Last updated: September 30, 2017 at 14:10 pm
2,660 m (8,727 ft) – General Abbatucci. The French packet ship was carrying several million French francs destined for the Vatican when it sank off the northern coast of Corsica after colliding with another vessel in 1869. It took marine archaeologist Pascal Kainic many years to research the shipwreck. Blue Water Recoveries, a British salvage company, then searched the wreck for 32 days. Salvage operations using an ROV began on May 19, 1996.
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