Archaeologists have found in the Caribbean sea, a ship that sank over two hundred years ago after hitting a reef, about this reported in the National Institute of history and archeology of Mexico.
The ship was named “Manuel Polanco” in honor of the fisherman who in the 1990s discovered it. The hull is made from wood is almost completely rotted.
“Save the anchor, a cannon and iron bars that were used as ballast. These details correspond to the English sailing ship of the late EIGHTEENTH or early NINETEENTH century”, – noted in the Institute of archaeology.
The researchers suggested that the crew of the vessel tried to avoid a catastrophe. This follows from the fact that the anchor was lowered into the water, most likely the sailors were trying to attach to the barrier reef.
While archaeologists have conducted one dive at the reef of Chinchorro Bank, recording the GPS coordinates of the sunken ship.
“It’s hard to talk about the size of a ship, its cargo and other details, as the ship lies on the barrier reef, where strong ocean current,” said the scientists.
The area where sank British sailing vessel, is considered to be underwater cultural heritage. There have already been 69 fragments of wrecked ships.