Haiti creates commission to monitor possible Santa Maria wreck | Reuters


Marine investigator Barry Clifford speaks during a news conference at the  Explorers Club in New YorkThe Haitian government plans to create a high-level commission to monitor the possible discovery of the 500-year-old remains of Christopher Columbus’s flagship off the country’s north coast, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe said on Wednesday. The announcement, made via Twitter, came as Haitian officials were meeting in the capital Port-au-Prince with U.S. marine explorer Barry Clifford, the leader of a team that claimed two weeks ago to have discovered the wreck of the Santa Maria. Lamothe said the commission would be composed of experts from the United Nation’s cultural arm, UNESCO, the ministries of culture and tourism, specialists from the Haitian National Pantheon Museum MUPANAH, as well as Clifford. via | ReutersHandout of a replica of Christopher Columbus' caravel Santa Maria .

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