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  1. #1
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    Shipwreck treasure returns to Spain from Florida - bad precedent

    http://news.yahoo.com/shipwreck-trea...162524873.html

    for those of you who were following this.

  2. #2
    us
    too many hobbies...

    Jul 2009
    Battle Creek, Mi
    Mine lab, Garrett, Bounty Hunter,
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    Re: Shipwreck treasure returns to Spain from Florida - bad precedent

    I wonder if they argued rights too recovery fees? Running a salvage operation like that is very expen$ive, easily running into the millions. I mean they don't actually think that OM does this out of good will do they?

    Then there is the fact that Spain in reality stole this silver from Peru hence has no real claim to the treasure.

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    us
    Jan 2011
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    Re: Shipwreck treasure returns to Spain from Florida - bad precedent

    If it was my company and me bringing the gold up from the sea, I'd keep my mouth shut. --"Hey boys fire up the furnace, we've got gold bars to mint!"
    If I ever find a cache of Russian AK's I'll start a Revolution...

  4. #4
    mikusek

    Re: Shipwreck treasure returns to Spain from Florida - bad precedent

    Especially bad when Spain originally STOLE that treasure from the Native Americans. The rightful owners, the descendants of the Western Hemisphere Natives, should be counter suing the descendants of the thieves from Spain.

    Spain abandoned that ship many years ago. They gave up any claim they had since they never tried to recover the treasure themselves. Don't tell me the maritime law crap justifies this thievery, because it doesn't, what it does do is allow it to happen. That treasure was doing no one any good where it was and if Spain wanted it, Spain should have recovered it themselves, not wait like lazy socialists and steal it from the people that recovered it honestly by the fruits of their own labor.


  5. #5
    au
    Nov 2008
    13
    Should have dumped it back into the sea and told them if they wanted it that bad , go fetch it themselves!

  6. #6
    au
    Nov 2008
    13
    First time I've ever heard of a theif being granted back his stolen goods!

  7. #7
    us
    too many hobbies...

    Jul 2009
    Battle Creek, Mi
    Mine lab, Garrett, Bounty Hunter,
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    Quote Originally Posted by photo-master View Post
    If it was my company and me bringing the gold up from the sea, I'd keep my mouth shut. --"Hey boys fire up the furnace, we've got gold bars to mint!"
    Intrinsic value often far exceeds actual, and many of the OM operations has a paid on staff Archaeologist at all of their recovery operations, I believe it is some kind of requirement....

    Quote Originally Posted by seadancer1 View Post
    Should have dumped it back into the sea and told them if they wanted it that bad , go fetch it themselves!
    +1 which is why Spain sent the aircraft to recover rather than letting OM deliver it...
    Last edited by Sheldon J; Apr 06, 2012 at 11:03 AM.

  8. #8
    us
    Oct 2003
    Syracuse, ny
    AT Pro, xl500 (27 yrs) XLT (17 yrs)
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    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    I'd place odds that out attorney general somehow suggested to the involved judge that "returning" the treasure would set a good precedent with the Spanish. Better to burn our citizens than offend the international community.....
    Hope and change

  9. #9
    au
    made in Madrid

    Jul 2008
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by seadancer1 View Post
    First time I've ever heard of a theif being granted back his stolen goods!
    That"s Interesting seadancer1, We took Australia from the Aboriginal people by force, and we have sent what's left of them up to the cape !
    Ossy
    i
    Son of Wolf

  10. #10
    au
    Nov 2008
    13
    Quote Originally Posted by MORE AND BEYOND OSSY View Post
    That"s Interesting seadancer1, We took Australia from the Aboriginal people by force, and we have sent what's left of them up to the cape !
    Ossy
    i
    =
    What the indiginous people never ask themselves....." Would we still have Australia to ourselves now...in 2012?"...somehow I dont think so, colonisation was bound to happen sooner or later, and the colonisers may have been a lot more brutal than the English.

  11. #11
    Charter Member
    us
    treasurelagoon.wordpress.com

    Jun 2010
    East Coast Florida
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    In a word, "politics". I wonder what the secret tradeoff was?

  12. #12

    Apr 2006
    Los Angeles
    Garrett Infinium, Compass Gold Scanner, Maxi Pulse, Gardner with a 3 foot loop, PDF1000, & Dowsing rods,
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    Next Spain will claim Florida, then every other place they have been in the Western Hemisphere, including
    most of the southern US. Keep your guns oiled and your powder dry, the Spanish are restless.
    Rich

 

 

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