Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Déjà vu for Odyssey Marine Exploration as India Mulls Demanding Return of Silver

India could follow Spain's example by demanding Odyssey return $38 million dollars worth of silver bullion recently recovered from the SS Gairsoppa shipwreck.

NEW DELHI: After 71 years, about 43 tonnes of silver bullion hauled up from the wreckage of British merchant vessel, S S Gairsoppa, on the bed of North Atlantic has created a flutter in India, thanks to its Kolkata connection.

The ship set sail from Kolkata, then Calcutta, in December, 1940, with a cargo of tea, iron and silver. CPI general secretary S Sudhakar Reddy has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to demand the return of the retrieved silver to India, its "rightful owner".

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Read more at The Times of India

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