The mutilate of a Spanish boat brimful with value that was sunk by a British some-more than 300 years ago has been found off a Colombian coast, says President Juan Manuel Santos.
“Great news! We have found a San Jose galleon,” the boss tweeted.
The mutilate was detected nearby a pier city of Cartagena.
It has been described as a holy grail of shipwrecks, as a boat was carrying one of a largest amounts of valuables ever to have been mislaid during sea.
Mr Santos pronounced a load was value during slightest $1bn (£662m).
The San Jose was carrying gold, silver, gems and trinket collected in a South American colonies to be shipped to Spain’s aristocrat to assistance financial his fight of period opposite a British when it was sunk in Jun 1708.
The vessel was pounded by a British warship only outward Cartagena.
Colombian officials would not exhibit a accurate plcae of a wreck, though Mr Santos pronounced a find “constitutes one of a biggest – if not a biggest, as some contend – discoveries of submerged inheritance in a story of mankind”.
He pronounced that a museum would be built in Cartagena to residence a ship’s treasures.
Ownership of a mutilate has been a theme of a long-running authorised row.
The Colombian supervision did not discuss a long-running argue with US-based deliver association Sea Search Armada (SSA) over claims to a treasure.
A organisation now owned by SSA pronounced in 1981 that it had located a area in that a boat sank.
SSA has been claiming billions of dollars for crack of agreement from a Colombian government, though in 2011 an American justice ruled that a galleon was a skill of a Colombian state.
The San Jose
- English Commodore Charles Wager tracked down a treasure-laden boat 25km (16 miles) off Cartagena and it sank in 300m (1,000ft) of water
- In a fighting a vessel was reported to have exploded, with many of a organisation killed
- The mutilate is reported to tumble within the UN’s clarification of an underwater informative birthright site
- It is estimated that a San Jose is one of some-more than 1,000 galleons and businessman ships that sank along Colombia’s coral reefs during some-more than 3 centuries of colonial rule