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30-11-2009

17th century Dutch East Indiaman found near Recife Brasil

A team of the Hungarian Octopus Association for Marine Archaeology claimed to have found the wrecksite of the Voetboog just of coast Recife Brasil. The Voetboog was a fluytship from the Dutch East India Company (VOC). She was lost on her home voyage from Batavia (now Djakarta, Indonesia) to Holland.

The Voetboog left Batavia on the 21th January 1700 and should check in at Cape town South Africa but never did. She probably was blown out of course and wrecked near Recife on 29th may 1700. The team of Octopus claimed to have found the wreckage already in October 2008, but announced the discovery only after the first phase of examinations came to an end.


Source MTI: (Hungarian news agency)

Octopus Association for Marine Archaeology

Anchor and canon of the claimed wreck (Source: Octopus Association for Marine Archaeology)


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