UPS package testing lab handles unusual cargo for the U.S. Navy: video

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UPS package testing lab handles unusual cargo for the U.S. Navy: video



UPS maritime shipment

In early March, 2012, the U.S. Navy unveiled the reconstructed faces of two sailors whose remains were found on the USS Monitor, the revolutionary ironclad warship that fought the Confederate dreadnought CSS Virginia to a draw during the Battle of Hampton Roads on Mar. 9, 1862. The Monitor sank 150 years ago in a severe storm and the skeletal remains of the sailors were found in the ship's gun turret during a 2002 recovery operation conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Navy. The facial reconstructions were done by forensic anthropologists at Louisiana State University.


Engineers at UPS' package testing lab near Chicago constructed custom, shock-proof containers to transport the historical forensic pieces to the United States Navy Memorial in Washington, DC. While much has already been learned about the soldier's physical characteristics and DNA was obtained from their remains, their identities remain a mystery. The NOAA hopes the public and the forensic reconstruction sculptures will prove successful in an ongoing effort to identify the sailors.


Watch the video here on the UPS YouTube channel.



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