American Firm Investigates Salvaging Sussex

An American salvage company is investigating the possibility of salvaging the British warship Sussex which sank off the coast of Gibraltor in 1694.

Experts studying the possibility of salvaging the wreck hope that it really is the remains of the Sussex, an 80-gun English warship from the fleet of William III which sank in a storm. The Sussex was in the company of 12 other ships and may have been on a secret mission for the King. The project has sparked controversy by opening the door to the salvaging of other historic shipwrecks, an activity frowned upon by historians.