SIBUYAN SEA, Philippines, March 11, 2015 / PRNewswire — Philanthropist and entrepreneur, Paul G. Allen, and his research team will broadcast a live-stream tour of the wreckage of the Japanese battleship Musashi, one of the most renowned and technologically advanced battleships in history. The event will begin at 9 a.m. PHT/10 a.m. JPT, Friday, March 13, 2015.
The tour will offer the first-ever complete view of the sunken ship. Viewers will experience more than an hour of exclusive footage of the battleship, including details such as the bow and stern sections, and the main conning tower. The tour will be conducted using the same state-of-the-art Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) that was used to discover the Musashi.
Musashi was discovered on March 2, 2015, by Paul G. Allen’s underwater research team. The team utilized historical records from four countries, detailed undersea topographical data and advanced technology aboard Mr. Allen’s yacht, M/Y Octopus. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the conclusion of World War II, and the finding of the battleship is a significant milestone in the annals of naval history.
Statement from Paul G. Allen: “After eight years of diligent research, locating the Musashi was a meaningful moment for me and my team. We are proud to have played a role in finding this key vessel in naval history and are honored to share it with the survivors, the families of those who perished and the world.”
- How to access the live stream: Go to http://musashi.paulallen.com or on YouTube: http://youtu.be/qNMmqagTt90
- Social: Track the conversation via the #MusashiLive hashtag and @VulcanInc
- Archive: The live stream will be archived at http://www.paulallen.com/Musashi-Expedition
- Date: March 13, 2015
- NOTE: As this is a live event, weather is a factor. In the event of weather delays, updates will be provided on PaulAllen.com.
- Time: Approximately 1.5 to 2 hours in length beginning at 9 a.m. PHT, 10 a.m. JPT (9 p.m. EDT, March 12, 2015)
- Permissions: All news media have permission to broadcast the live stream and translate the commentary into their preferred language. The broadcast will be presented in English.
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