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Guest
07-19-2012, 11:45 AM
I thought if a ship sank anyone could salvage it.

https://news.yahoo.com/48-tons-silver-rec...topstories.html (https://news.yahoo.com/48-tons-silver-recovered-world-war-ii-shipwreck-202726264--abc-news-topstories.html)

aerog
07-19-2012, 12:32 PM
Nope. You're wrong. Google it. The ship in question is still owned by someone, it and the cargo are not abandoned.

The point is moot anyway; the salvage operation was done under a contract awarded by the owner of the ship so the rights and ownership of the salvage isn't in question.

Even if the salvage company decided to do the job on their own they would end up in court over it - the same company already did that when they salvaged an 1800s Spanish shipwreck worth an estimated $500,000,000 (https://www.cnn.com/2012/02/01/world/europe/spain-u-s--treasure-dispute/index.html). In that case Spain claimed ownership of the wreck and cargo because the ship was part of the Spanish Navy.

AN5Sprite
07-19-2012, 12:36 PM
Guess it all depends on who has a valid claim of ownership... Speaking of shipwrecks, check this out:

https://www.youtube.com/v/oFf1TTcs8O0&amp;feature=player_embedded#!TTcs8O0&amp;featu re=player_embedded#!" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350"> </embed></object>

equiprx
07-19-2012, 01:17 PM
Guess it all depends on who has a valid claim of ownership... Speaking of shipwrecks, check this out:

https://www.youtube.com/v/oFf1TTcs8O0&amp;feature=player_embedded#!TTcs8O0&amp;featu re=player_embedded#!" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350"> </embed></object>


I know I'm nit-picky but their use of nautical terms and their pronunciation is sloppy. Forecastle is pronounced 'fouc-sal'.

SilentUnicorn
07-19-2012, 01:22 PM
"go big or go home"


I enjoyed that, thanks


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SilentUnicorn
07-19-2012, 01:35 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16847737

https://www.oldsaltblog.com/2012/01/31/ss...lion-shipwreck/ (https://www.oldsaltblog.com/2012/01/31/ss-port-nicholson-sunk-off-cape-cod-in-1942-a-3-billion-shipwreck/)

https://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-02-01/news/31014881_1_treasure-smooth-sailing-crew

This is just fascinating to me, can't seem to find any recent news...


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AN5Sprite
07-19-2012, 07:24 PM
This is just fascinating to me, can't seem to find any recent news...


Same here. There was a local news show that did a good segment on Gregg Brooks, but I can't seem to find that either.

MikeP
07-20-2012, 11:12 AM
And now that they can be worth so much and with government everywhere and at every level looking for extra cash they're even more interested in these things.

Guest
07-20-2012, 02:49 PM
And now that they can be worth so much and with government everywhere and at every level looking for extra cash they're even more interested in these things.


Yes, from what I read it all depends on how fabulous you are as whether or not you are allowed to own what was yours.

Bottom line, if they want it they take it if you can't do anything about it. At least that's what I read.

perhaps they should take a trip to France...around 1789. :devilgrin:

Silverghost
07-20-2012, 03:56 PM
And now that they can be worth so much and with government everywhere and at every level looking for extra cash they're even more interested in these things.


Yes, from what I read it all depends on how fabulous you are as whether or not you are allowed to own what was yours.

Bottom line, if they want it they take it if you can't do anything about it. At least that's what I read.

perhaps they should take a trip to France...around 1789. :devilgrin:

I know a guy who has this AMAZING Delorean..... :wink: LOL

Mickey Richaud
07-20-2012, 03:58 PM
Like Scott said, a moot point. There was a CONTRACT!

Guest
07-20-2012, 05:43 PM
Like Scott said, a moot point. There was a CONTRACT!

Yeah, but if ~my~ boat sinks it's fair game! :whistle: