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Spanish navy documents
over 1,500 shipwrecks

EFE News Agency [Spain], by Staff

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Posted By:PageTurner, 1/31/2013 10:33:41 PM

Madrid - The Spanish navy has documented 1,580 shipwrecks in a database created in 2011 to track all the ships lost at sea based on information in the naval archives, the Defense Ministry said Thursday. The database confirmed that most of the ships lost at sea went down off the Iberian Peninsula and in the Caribbean, with many of the vessels involved in the intense maritime traffic with the Americas over the past few centuries. The project´s goal is to locate and identify the vessels whose sinkings are documented in the navy´s vast records of both Spanish ships that sank

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C´mon, Spain. Recover just one of those gold-laden Spanish galleons at the bottom of the sea and your debt troubles will be over! This is one thing Spain can do that probably no other country on earth can do. Go for the galleons!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 1/31/2013 10:39:29 PM     (No. 9151557)

Fascinating stuff. Wouldn´t it be great to find some of them - Bermuda Triangle?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bob913, 2/1/2013 12:07:45 AM     (No. 9151646)

One thing we have all learned from this report is to not get on a ship with a Spanish captain!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: iamtinman, 2/1/2013 5:47:39 AM     (No. 9151795)

Spain is just attempting to establish their claim to treasure that they stole from the citizens of Central and South America! They have described treasure hunters as thieves and arrested some for trying to retreive artifacts that they have stpolen and then left on the ocean floor for 300 years. They have demanded outrageous percentages of recovered treasure when the salvagers have done the majority of the work.

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