Maine crew set to recover sunken $3b in platinum
The Sub Sea Research crew found the Port Nicholson in 2008, about 30 miles off the coast of Provincetown. The British steamer was sunk by two torpedoes fired by a German U-boat during World War II. The steamer was carrying a loan-lease payment from the Soviet Union to the US, in the form of platinum ingots. Now, the Maine-based company expects to begin lifting the treasure out of the water by the end of February.