This is the year of the Andrea Doria and I have many exciting projects planned to mark the 50th anniversary of the collision and sinking of this beautiful ocean liner. I have been saving some phenomenal materials that will be unveiled for the first time this year that will change the overall perception of what happen that tragic evening of July 25th, 1956. This rare information will include one-of-a-kind documentation about the collision, sinking and the behind-the-scenes negotiations by the lawyers and insurers that will shed some new insight into the tragedy that was never before published. The book by Andrea Doria survivor Pierette Simpson will soon become an Andrea Doria classic as some of this new information will be placed in her book. The anticipated release date for the book is Spring 2006 and will be a startling revelation about the collision, sinking, rescue and diving of the Andrea Doria. In addition, two new film documentaries will be released in the European and the North American markets about some of the latest information about this tragedy that was never formally released to the public. Nautical Research Group will be the sponsor of the Official Andrea Doria Diving Expedition to be held in early July 2006. The year's activities will climax with the Andrea Doria Survivors Reunion that is a closed, by-invitation-only gala affair that will be held at the United States Merchant Marine Academy in late July. Stay subscribed to our weblog ( blog ) for the latest developments and project planning surrounding the Andrea Doria Anniversary activities.