Legal Question in Admiralty Law in Texas

Shipwreck Laws of Commonwealth of Bahamas

An acquaintance, an experienced commercial diver, has found two 15th century shipwrecks in Bahamanian waters, one of which contains at least 21 12-foot cannons.

How can he acquire legal rights in the wrecked ships under Bahamanian law?

Asked on 7/07/00, 6:09 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

J Stephen Simms Simms Showers LLP

Re: Shipwreck Laws of Commonwealth of Bahamas

This is a question of salvage and will also involve archeological preservation laws of Bahamas. We are represent several commercial salvors of historical wrecks and would be glad to talk with you. Our toll free number is 800-537-6930.

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Answered on 9/07/00, 5:08 pm

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