Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. is an explorer of deep-ocean shipwrecks. Odyssey discovered the Civil War-era shipwreck of the SS Republic in 2003 and recovered over 50,000 coins and 14,000 artifacts from the site. In May 2007, the company announced the deep-ocean treasure recovery of over 500,000 silver and gold coins from a Colonial era site code-named "Black Swan." In February 2009, Odyssey announced the discovery of Balchin's HMS Victory. Odyssey has several shipwreck projects in various stages of development around the world.