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Oceangate Inc: new discovery off the coast of Florida.

Leader in Deep-Sea Exploration Uncovers WWII-Era Aircraft off Coast of Florida
OceanGate Inc. discovers Grumman F6F Hellcat off the coast of Miami using
manned submersible, 2D and 3D sonar technologies

MIAMI—November 27, 2012—OceanGate Inc., a global provider of deep-sea manned submersible solutions, announced today the discovery of a World War II-era Grumman F6F Hellcat plane off the coast of Miami Beach. The plane was discovered during one of an ongoing series of dives in which OceanGate has been using its Teledyne BlueView high-frequency sonar and high-definition photo and video equipment to gather data pertaining to the artificial reefs in Miami-Dade County waters. Recognizing the potential historical and military significance of the find, OceanGate contacted officials at both the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Navy, who identified the wreck as a Grumman F6F Hellcat fighter aircraft.

read the full Press release… OceanGate Hellcat Press Release_11_27_12