Wednesday, July 25, 2018
"Do you know the way to San Jose?"
From times of yore yet one more instance of the sunken warship carrying a cargo of enormous value, salvage of which seems to be more than a possible. See my previous blog entry most recent and apropos.
"Fight for 'World's Richest Shipwreck' Heats Up"
"With a cargo worth possibly more than 20 billion dollars [$20 billion USD], salvors seeking excavation rights to the San José shipwreck face new challenges."
Thanks to the National Geographic, the article by Willie Drye and the tip from Jeff.
AN AMERICAN CONCERN EVIDENTLY CORRECTLY CLAIMS TO FIRST HAVE DISCOVERED THE WRECK. A SECOND CONCERN OF SWISS ORIGIN IS GOING TO SALVAGE THE WRECK AND THE GOLD. WE HAVE A CONFLICT HERE, DO WE NOT? ADMIRALTY LAW PREVAILS OR WHAT?
"The administration of outgoing Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos has set a deadline of July 23 for prospective salvors to submit proposals for excavating the San José, a 300-year-old wreck off the Colombian coast."
"Estimates of the value of the San José’s cargo of gold, silver and jewels have ranged from a few billion dollars to more than $20 billion."
WE ARE NOT TALKING PENNY-ANTE SMALL POKER STAKES HERE FOLKS!