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2016 "Wreck One" search in Monte Cristi Bay Project


A RECCE was undertaken by ADMAT in 2006 and a new wreck site was thought to be in this survey area. The object of this project it to locate this wreck and survey it. We believe the wreck is located in 8-10 meters between the Island of Cabrita and the beautiful coral reef chain of the Severn Brother Islands in Monte Cristi Bay. The current initial hypothesis being that the ship might be one of the seven merchant ships which were sunk by a visiting French frigate in the mid 1700s. The French Captain thought France was at war with England and spotting seven merchant ships in the bay proceeded to attack and sink all of them. Once this was achieved he landed and reported to the French Prefect (local Governor) in Monte Cristi, only to be instantly arrested as England was at peace with France...

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Later Event: June 25
2016 Le Casimir Project