fellow boat tours before pulling a treasure chest from the water, brimming with riches for the kids. Ministry of War Transport, the Gairsoppa was laden with tea, iron and tons of silver. The cargo has yet to be opened, but Captain Morgan USA - which sells the spiced rum named for the eponymous pirate - is clearly hoping there's liquor in there. When the ship was located, the robot-captured video footage showed a unique view into the rusty ship. As they tried to land between cliffs and rocks, the lifeboat capsized twice in the crashing surf. Unopened cargo boxes and chests encrusted in coral were found near the wreck. Only one person, second officer Richard Ayres, survived to shore. The underwater research team included archaeologists and divers from Texas State University, volunteers from the National Park Service's Submerged Resources Center and noaa/UNC-Wilmington's Aquarius Reef Base. The boat sank in icy seas within 20 minutes. Karsun Designs: Flickr, marion Doss: Flickr, firstBaptistNashville: Flickr tauben: Flickr tauben: Flickr geishaboy500: Flickr just jennifer: Flickr. This record-breaking operation has produced the heaviest and deepest recovery of precious metals from a shipwreck.
News: Tons of Silver Found on wwii Ship. Archaeologists - and the maker of Captain Morgan rum. Here, faint traces of the ship's painted letters are visible.
Under the agreement with the British government, Odyssey will retain 80 percent of the silver's value. "When the opportunity arose for us to help make this discovery mission possible, it was a natural fit for us to get involved. Although the video did not show any precious metal, the Odyssey crew was confident that it was still there. Records suggest the Gairsoppa carried a cargo of silver worth 600,000 at the time, which would equate to approximately 7 million ounces of silver. Rate our Adventure Here! According to Odyssey, the bars of silver recovered so far represent only about 20 percent of all the bullion residing in the Gairsoppa. Gairsoppa is visible with both anchors.
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