Speaking of ingots lost in the ocean, Dick Hanscom forwarded this article about gold and silver ingots lost and recovered at sea near Patagonia. -Editor Part of the gold and silver which went down in the South Atlantic, off Patagonia, with the Chilean flagged trawler converted into a transport vessel "Polar Mist", has been winched aboard the rescuers’ tug contracted to recover the precious cargo.
According to a Tuesday report from the Patagonian Santa Cruz province news agency OPI, divers from the rescue tug "C-Sailor" have been able to bring onboard a basket with gold and silver ingots from the hold of "Polar Mist" which still holds most of the 9.6 tons cargo with an estimated value of 20 million US dollars.
"Once the metal was onboard the "C-Sailor", the ingots were verified, strapped and sealed before observers from the Argentine Coast Guard and representatives from the insurance company", according to the OPI report.
It is estimated divers will need from ten to twenty days to recover the full treasure, much depending on the weather conditions in the Southern Atlantic winter.
To read the complete article, see: Divers have recovered part of the gold lost in the South Atlantic (http://en.mercopress.com/2009/07/15/divers-have-
Wayne Homren, Editor
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