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US treasure ship captain is freed

Posted in Uncategorized by Patrick Truax on October 17, 2007


The skipper of a treasure-hunting boat intercepted by a Spanish warship this week in a dispute over gold and silver from a sunken galleon has been bailed.
Sterling Vorus, the American captain of the Odyssey Explorer, was released by a judge in Algeciras, southern Spain.

The Spanish Navy blocked the salvage ship after it left Gibraltar on Tuesday and threatened to open fire when the captain refused to let police aboard.

In May, Odyssey found shipwreck booty estimated to be worth $500m (£245m).

Follow up to story posted here yesterday

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  1. Patrick Truax said, on October 17, 2007 at 4:15 pm

    “500 Gold Doubloons for your Freedom, mate!”

  2. Mr. B said, on October 17, 2007 at 4:30 pm

    May I be so bold as to point out that their “national pride and patriotism” went out the window after the Madrid bombings when they voted in a socialist prime minister? Just a thought…

  3. Patrick Truax said, on October 17, 2007 at 6:11 pm

    LOL! Good Call Jim. 3 days after Spain’s mettle was tested, they caved and folded to socialism. France is off the hook, Vichy has a new name and it is Iberia..


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