Maine-based shipwreck recovery company Sub Sea Research has announced their latest venture, a documentary series entitled The Port Nicholson Experience. The Port Nicholson, a wreck off the coast of Massachusetts that is said to be carrying around $3 billion in platinum and gold, is Sub Sea Research’s current target. The series will focus on the crew’s journey as they work to recover the cargo. The company plans to show this documentary in installments on their satellite site Shiprex.net.
Shiprex.net currently serves as a blog for Sub Sea Research crew to archive their history and share their adventures with readers. Since June of 2012, writers Ashley Brooks and Cindy Hart have been recording their own stories and compiling those of others who work for the company.
Brooks, who is company founder Greg Brooks’s daughter, says, “It’s compelling. There are countless stories we could tell about shipwrecks and what it’s like to work in that field. We started the site so that people all over the world could share these experiences alongside the crew, from their own homes.”
The company believes The Port Nicholson Experience will only enhance the vision of Shiprex.net. The series, produced by Brooks and cinematographer Charlie Widdis, will tell the unique story of Sub Sea Research’s rise to the top of the shipwreck recovery industry and will detail the trials and tribulations of the crew members as they take on their most difficult and profitable wreck yet. While countless hours of footage have been logged by outside companies, Sub Sea Research aims to tell their own story through the project, which will be constructed entirely by their own employees.
“We have an advantage here in that we can tell the story exactly as it unfolds,” Brooks comments. “The video series will stay as true to our mission as possible. Our crew has worked tirelessly for years, and we want to memorialize their journey. Many people have expressed doubt and skepticism about the project, and many still have expressed interest in coming along with us on the salvage mission. This project will serve as a continued reminder of our goal, and will help sate the curiosity of those people at home.”
The video series will launch next month, alongside the continuing blogging project. For more information and to see a trailer of The Port Nicholson Experience, visit http://www.shiprex.net.