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Old 02-02-2012, 05:52 AM   #1
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sunk Pt?

The Port Nicholson, a British merchant ship, was torpedoed by a German U-boat in an attack that killed six people.

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Mr Brooks says a US Treasury Department ledger shows platinum bars were on board, as part of a payment from the Soviet Union to the US for war supplies.

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"I'm going to get it, one way or another, even if I have to lift the ship out of the water," he said.



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Anthony Shusta, an attorney representing the British government, says it is unclear if the ship ever carried platinum.

"We're still researching what was on the vessel," Mr Shusta told the Associated Press news agency. "Our initial research indicated it was mostly machinery and military stores."

The United Kingdom will wait until salvage operations begin before deciding whether to file a claim on the cargo, he added.

Looks like mr Brooks should consider swimming some distance with his Pt before surfacing with it. Or at the very least, make sure his boat is insured against random misfortune
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I tell you, precious metals and boats are a wicked combination.
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I tell you, precious metals and boats are a wicked combination.
And guns too...
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And because the body is SO CLOSE to equal buoyancy with water, he couldn't swim with much more than a couple oz of heavy platinum...
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