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Spain Lays Claim

Spanish Ship Wreck?

Looks like the Spanish government has decided not to wait any longer! They have filed suite in a U.S. federal court of their claim on a recent shipwreck recovery by Odyssey Marine Exploration. Silver and gold coins, presumably of Spanish origin, were recently discovered, recovered and shipped back to Odyssey's base in Florida, without full disclosure of the location of the wreck. Up to this point Odyssey has been using the name Black Swan for this find and have yet to place an historical name on the ship.

Odyssey has not yet released any close-up photo's of the coins, but from the few pictures of open storage bins that Odyssey released to the press last week it did seem clear that these recovered coins were of Spanish origin.