Sunken vessel a Chinese trader: Businessman

Sunken vessel off Roxas City not Spanish galleon, but a Chinese vessel sunk during World War II, claims a local who had been an eyewitness to the event.

27 June 2006 (Sun.Star Iloilo) – Sunken vessel off Roxas City not Spanish galleon, but a Chinese vessel sunk during World War II, claims a local who had been an eyewitness to the event.

Sunken vessel a Chinese trader: Businessman

A RESTAURATEUR in Villa, Iloilo recently said that the sunken vessel between Guimaras and Villa beach is not a galleon but a Chinese trading vessel.

Honorato Espinosa, owner of Tatoy’s Manokan in Villa Beach recently clarified that local fishermen salvaged several artifacts from a sunken galleon in the said area 20 years ago.


Related Books:
Shipwrecks and Sunken Treasure in Southeast Asia by T. Wells

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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