Sunken vessel a Chinese trader: Businessman

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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

Shipwreck discovered off Roxas City waters

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9 June 2006 (Philippine Inquirer, Visayas) – Update on the Capiz shipwreck. They still haven’t been able to identify the ship yet, particularly since it does not lie on any known shipping routes. Some minor looting has already begun.

Shipwreck discovered off Roxas City waters

He told Roxas City Mayor Antonio del Rosario that the ship was made of hardwood and they saw broken jars, among other things. They also recovered gunpowder that had solidified; it sparked when rubbed with a hard piece of stone or iron.

However, some enterprising divers and fishermen had salvaged parts of the vessel and sold it to junkshops for as high as P6,000, Lorenzo said.


Related Books:
Lost at Sea: The Strange Route of the Lena Shoal Junk
Shipwrecks and Sunken Treasure in Southeast Asia by T. Wells

Ship found in Capiz may be less than 250 years old: team

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2 June 2006 (Sun.Star Iloilo) – Shipwreck found off Roxas City in Central Philippines may not be a (Spanish?) galleon as originally thought, according to national underwater archaeologists.

Ship found in Capiz may be less than 250 years old: team

ROXAS CITY — An exploration group from the National Museum on Thursday ruled that the ship wreckage is not that of a galleon based on the artifacts and objects retrieved from its area.

He added, “But it is still premature to conclude kasi marami pang basis na isa-ilalim ang mga makukuha doon sa ilalim bago tayo maka-conclude (But it’s too early to conclude because there are some bases that need to considered).”


Related Books:
Lost at Sea: The Strange Route of the Lena Shoal Junk
Shipwrecks and Sunken Treasure in Southeast Asia by T. Wells