San Roque calls on Spanish government to recover items removed by the...

San Roque calls on Spanish government to recover items removed by the US salvage company Odyssey Marine

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The 21 councillors of San Roque’s municipal council voted unanimously to approve a motion tabled by the Partido Andalucista at a recent sitting of the council calling on the Spanish Government to initiate the appropriate action to recover from Odyssey Marine Exploration all items taken from the Spanish frigate “Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes”, including the 59 items that were supposedly never sent to the United States.
The motion also requests that several of the pieces should be presented to San Roque as it was this municipality that fought to prevent this ‘theft’.
Councillor Manuel Melero, spokesman for the PA, stated that “San Roque deserves some of these items, as we have been most combatitive in this issue on environmental and heritage issues as well as from a political standpoint”.
In 2006 Melero brought the case of the US salvage company’s activities to the notice of the Guardia Civil.
The Mayor of San Roque thanked all those present for their unanimous support of all the political parties which proved that they could all work as one on behalf of the people of San Roque.