Italian Cosa Nostra Commandeers Costa Concordia Sunken Treasure

Diving on the Costa Concordia, which
in its day was likened to a floating
luxury hotel.
From the Telegraph:

"Lying silently beneath the pristine Italian waters are jewels, cash, champagne, antiques, 19th century Bohemian glassware, and thousands of art objects - including 300-year-old woodblock prints by a Japanese master.

It could just be a matter of time before anyone from common thieves to underwater teams run by the Mafia and specialising in recovering booty try to steal it.

"As long as there are bodies in there, it's considered off base to everybody because it's a grave," said Robert Marx, a veteran diver and the author of books on treasure hunting.

"But when all the bodies are out, there will be a mad dash for the valuables."

The Costa Concordia was essentially a floating luxury hotel. Many of the passengers embarked on the ill-fated cruise with their finest clothes and jewels so they could parade them in casinos and at gala dinners beneath towering chandeliered ceilings."

Read full article, at Costa Concordia: Threat of Mafia treasure hunters - Telegraph


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