Maine Seafarer Claims to find $3billion in Platinum
Greg Brooks, a native of Gorham, Maine says he discovered the World War II British freighter Port Nicholson 50 miles off the Massachusetts coast. Apparently this ship was bound from the Soviet Union to the United States carrying 1.707 million ounces of platinum, valued at $3 billion today, as a wartime payment. The ship sits 700 feet under water, and there's no verification the platinum is in there, but if Brooks is correct, it would be the richest shipwreck in the world. Brooks will begin recovery operations soon.