The wreck of a ship believed to be that of the Port-au-Prince, a pirate ship of 1806 vintage, was discovered by a local diver Tevita Moala off the coast of Foa Island, in the Ha'apai Island group.
Samples of copper sheathing taken from the wreck have been analyzed by Greenwich Maritime Museum and the Marine Archaeological Society and the age of the wreck has been confirmed.
This had been reported in telegraph.co.uk of dated 9th of August 2012.
Experts feel the wreck is that of the Port-au-Prince which had been sunk by local islanders after its pirate crew had filled the ship’s hold with gold and treasures which had been looted from British vessels.
The loot comprising of copper, gold, silver etcetera apart from silver candlesticks, incense pans, crucifixes and chalices are said to be lying at the bottom of the sea and a real treasure hunt would soon begin to lay claim to the treasure.
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