Treasure Hunter Claims $3bn WWII-Era Find Off US Coast

Posted by admin on Feb 2, 2012

A Maine treasure hunter says he has discovered a WWII-era shipwreck filled with platinum, now worth $3bn (£1.9bn). Greg Brooks of Sub Sea Research says a wreck sitting 50 miles (80km) off the US Atlantic coast is the SS Port Nicholson, sunk in 1942.

The Port Nicholson, a British merchant ship, was torpedoed by a German U-boat in an attack that killed six people.Some have expressed doubts the wreck holds platinum, and maritime law would complicate ownership claims.

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