A South Korean salvage team has reportedly discovered the wreck of a Russian warship that is believed to still contain 200 tons of gold bullion and coins worth $130bn at today’s prices.
The Russian Imperial Navy cruiser, Dmitrii Donskoi, which sank in a naval battle 113 years ago, was discovered by a joint team of experts from South Korea, Britain and Canada over the weekend.
They had used two manned submersibles to capture footage of the vessel. The images show “extensive damage to the vessel, along with cannons and deck guns encrusted with marine growth, the anchor and the ship’s wheel,” the Telegraph reported.
While there are increasing reports that Dmitrii Donskoi had gone down with 5,500 boxes of gold bars and coins, it is yet to be seen if such claims are true.