Sunken historical treasures: Christopher Columbus’s ship to salvage
The Nautical Research and Recovery company (NRR) has informed the Dominican authorities that it is willing to invest RD$700 million in order to salvage the anchor of one of Christopher Columbus’s ships, which it says is in Dominican Republic territorial waters. The company’s proposal is outlined in a project that was sent to the Ministry of Culture’s Cultural Heritage office.
NRR president, oceanographer Robert Csigay told Listin Diario: “There are literally hundreds of remains of ship artifacts in Dominican territorial waters that need to be rescued; from the famous Spanish ship belonging to Columbus, the Santa Maria (1492), the San Juan (1495), and the French ships Amistad (1784), and Atlas (1749) and so on.”
Csigay says that NRR has concrete information about the location of the wrecks of the Santa Maria in Dominican waters and that he has the backing of companies willing to finance the project.
March 5, 2015
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