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Treasure of Discord: Three-Way International Battle Sunken Galleon’s Riches

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from Sputnik News:
Things are heating up in the Caribbean as Colombia, Spain and a US-based salvage company are waging a courtroom battle for the legendary treasure of the San Jose galleon.

The San Jose, a galleon of the Spanish treasure fleet, was sunk by HMS Expedition during a battle known as Wager’s Action off the coast of Cartagena, Columbia on June 8, 1708.

And now, over three centuries since that fateful day, three parties are waging a very different sort of battle for the remains of the San Jose and the vast cargo of jewels, gold ingots and other treasure worth up to $17 billion that the ship was carrying.