Columbus' Flagship Santa Maria in Danger of Looting Off Haiti Coast


Columbus Flagship Santa Maria - Shipwreck found in Haiti
"There is nobody watching the ship right now... somebody knows where we are," says underwater explorer Barry Clifford who fears that Christopher Columbus' 500-year-old flagship, La Santa Maria, found off the coast ot Haiti may be in danger of looting unless it is salgaved immediately...

Clifford told The Explorers Club wednesday:

"I think this is an emergency situation. I think the ship needs to be excavated as quickly as possible, conserved and displayed to the world... I'm ready to leave next week if I get the green light..."

What a historical momunent it would be if the flagship of Christopher Columbus himself was salvaged and put on display IN HAITI for the world to see...

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Ricart Marie Wrote: "Yeah..how about no. It was in our water...it belongs to us." Nothing belongs to Haiti, a failed state. lol
Reply · May 18 at 1:37 PM
Robert Jean Augustin That's Will be a great ideal
Reply · May 18 at 2:43 AM
Marie Yeah..how about no. It was in our water...it belongs to us.
Reply · May 18 at 2:06 AM
Joun a Die mesie yo padon wi BonDie pou sam pral di an si bagay sa te fout te kwe blanc li minm li patap minm di Haiti sa yo jwenn. men Haitien pi mal yo... see more
Reply · May 16 at 11:26 PM
Bernadette People just take a deep breath,the ship wrecked was found for the first in 2003. So much was already stolen from the ship that it might even be... see more
Reply · May 16 at 1:00 PM
Ricart Pretty soon Columbus' Flagship Santa Maria will be in danger of looting off Haiti's national palace. It will sold for scrap medals by the likes of... see more
Reply · May 16 at 12:28 PM
Ricart Haiti is too unstable economically, politically, culturally, and socially, to be put in charge of such valuable relics. La Santa Maria and any... see more
Reply · May 16 at 12:14 PM
Haiti Nouvelles Under water explorer Barry Clifford says he wants the Haitian government to act as soon as possible to help preserve the what he says is the remains... see more
Reply · May 15 at 6:01 PM
Haiti Nouvelles Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe tweets: "The Santa Maria is a national treasure for Haiti and we agree we will take all measures to protect the... see more
Reply · May 15 at 5:26 PM
Armand This should be a very special occasion to have 1,000's of tourists to visit Haiti also a reasonable fee should be impose. Like $20 US per... see more
Reply · May 15 at 4:17 PM
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