More Problems For Odyssey

Spanish police intercepted a ship belonging to US deep-sea explorer firm Odyssey on Thursday, officials said, in a row over a 370 mln eur treasure haul recovered from a sunken wreck in the Atlantic.

The Ocean Alert, which had been docked in Gibraltar until recently, was picked up in Spanish waters at about 6 am, on the orders of Spanish authorities.

The ship is to be searched, and may have committed an offence against Spanish heritage laws, the civil guard said in a statement.

An Odyssey official on board the ship was quoted on the net by the Gibraltar Chronicle as calling the boarding ‘illegal’ and said the ship had been in international waters.

From here.