Rick Horgan owns and operates Sonographics, Inc., a Marine Geophysical Services company specializing in oceanographic surveys and providing side scan- sonar searches and magnetometer surveys. Mr. Horgan is a pioneer in the sonar industry for over 30 years. In addition to performing sonar searches, sub-bottom profiling, side-scan surveys, and magnetometer surveys. Horgan is often contracted by the Navy to search for downed private and commercial airplanes or helicopters. Horgan is best known for finding John Kennedy Jr.'s plane off the coast of Martha's Vineyard, the wreckage of the plane carrying baseball star Roberto Clemente, and locating parts of the space shuttle Challenger.
"We are delighted to have Rick Horgan helping us locate the shipwrecks we salvage, as we believe his professional credentials and experience in this field are second to none," said Capt. Robert Mayne, President of Aqua Quest International. "With Rick Horgan, we know we will find what we are after." Mr. Horgan and Captain Mayne have been working together since 1994.
Mr. Horgan is a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he began his career distinguished career as a specialist in the use of magnetometers, side-scan sonar, and sub-bottom profiling systems. Following his service in the navy Rick began to perform remote sensing investigations for government agencies, and ocean engineering firms, and founded his own remote-sensing services corporation, Sonnographics Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Rick has worked in the field with Aqua Quest archaeologist Bob Baer on projects that include the S.S. Copenhagen shipwreck, and the discovery of important sunken cultural resources in the Florida Keys, National Marine Sanctuary in the Kirby'Rose Admiralty Arrest Area. Rick has also located downed satellites for NASA, and sunken ships and aircraft for the United States Navy, and United States Coast Guard. Most recently Rick has worked with Bob Mayne and DR. Robert Baer in the Bimini Islands, Bahamas, carrying out research on a sunken site associated with the famous and enigmatic Bimini Road sunken site.
About Aqua Quest International, Inc.
Aqua Quest International is an ocean exploration and archaeological recovery company headquartered in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Aqua Quest's focus is on archaeological recovery, combining the scientific method of traditional archeology with the bottom line business of shipwreck salvage. Aqua Quest's offices are located at 719 Pent Street, Tarpon Springs, Florida 34689, http://www.AquaQuestInternational.com.