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Old 05-23-2018, 03:08 PM   #1
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Thumbs up 'Holy Grail Of Shipwrecks' Found Near Colombian Coast, Woods Hole Says

'Holy Grail Of Shipwrecks' Found Near Colombian Coast, Woods Hole Says


May 22, 2018 Mark Pratt, The Associated Press


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The 62-gun, three-masted galleon, went down on June 8, 1708, with 600 people on board as well as a treasure of gold, silver and emeralds during a battle with British ships in the War of Spanish Succession. The treasure is worth as much as $17 billion by modern standards.

The Massachusetts-based WHOI was invited to join the search because of its recognized expertise in deep water exploration. The institute's autonomous underwater vehicle, REMUS 6000, helped find the wreckage of Air France 447 in 2011, which crashed in 2009 several hundred miles off the coast of Brazil. It was REMUS 6000 that in November 2015 took some side sonar images that found the San Jose in more than 2,000 feet (600 meters) of water.

http://www.wbur.org/news/2018/05/22/...bian-shipwreck



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