This past summer, Discovery Channel cameras rolled as the world’s best-known deep-sea recovery team, Odyssey Marine Exploration (OME), successfully recovered approximately 48 tons of silver bullion from the SS Gairsoppa – making it the deepest and heaviest cargo recovery in history.
SILVER RUSH, a new three-part series narrated by Mike Rowe, tells the story of one of the greatest deep-sea treasure quests of all time. The series will take viewers on board Odyssey’s flagship, the Odyssey Explorer, as it launches its most audacious operation ever — locate and excavate three shipwrecks worth as much as a billion dollars all in one season. But will they be able to complete the entire recovery effort in just 90 days before punishing storms roll in?
The 3 part Discovery series follows The Odyssey team as they successfully recover a massive 48 tons of silver:
“Part of our mission is to share the excitement of what we do with the general public. 2012 was a special year for our team as we set out to conduct recovery operations on a shipwreck that was over three miles deep – deeper than the Titanic and something that had never been accomplished before,” said Mark Gordon, Odyssey President and COO.
“Our team successfully accomplished the record-breaking recovery of 48 tons of silver bullion – the heaviest and deepest recovery of precious metals in history.“
Series Premiered Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at 8pm EST on the Discovery Channel