I sure hope he gets some maritime salvage lawyers on this. They remain property of the U.S. government, and unless he negotiates ahead of time, the Federal Marshals will meet the boat at the pier and immediately impound the artifacts.
1-That is really pessimistic of you, 2-beyond the point of reasonableness. 3-Federal Marshals aren't stormtroopers.
Quote from: LegendCJS on 03/28/2012 09:07 PM1-That is really pessimistic of you, 2-beyond the point of reasonableness. 3-Federal Marshals aren't stormtroopers.1-Thank you!2-Nope. I suggest you google around a little bit about the salvage of sunken U.S. Navy aircraft and what has happened when people have attempted to raise them. The Navy has stepped in and seized the property and refused to reimburse the salvage costs. (Use the U.S. Naval Aviation Museum in your search attempts.) Also, you might look up the recent case of the Spanish galleon where the gold was all recently returned to Spain, after about 500 years of being on the bottom of the ocean. The U.S. government upheld Spain's right of ownership.3-They don't have to be stormtroopers in order to enforce the law. All they need to do is show up with a warrant.
I assume NASA wouldn't mind locating one of these engines in a space musuem within a few hundred miles of Bezo's house.
Have there been any other large engines recovered from the ocean floor after this many years? Does that fact that they are made from rare metals give them a better chance of surviving intact than a steel hulled ship like the Titanic?