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The Southeast Asian Cannon Connection!

Tony Wells is an American who has been working and living in Southeast Asia since the early 80's. He initially came to SEA to work out of Singapore as a Commercial Deep-Sea Diver in Offshore Oilfield industry. Inspection and Underwater Photography were his specialty. During his 'oilfield' days he also learned how to do marine surveys and pilot Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV's).

     In the late 80's/early 90's he became involved with treasure hunting and was one of theShipwreck Book Cover crew of the team which were search for one of the most famous Portuguese vessels which ever sank, the Flor do Mar, off the coast of Indonesia in 1511. While 'officially' the Flor do Mar was never located this experince changed Tony's life because as a result of this involvement he spent many hours doing maritime research and even wrote a book about this experience titled, Shipwrecks & Sunken Treasure In Southeast Asia (published by Times Editions - Singapore - 1995).

    Shipwrecks & Sunken Treasure In Southeast Asia is 159 pages with Table of Contents as follows;

  • 1. Maritime Legacy
  • -- Sailing Ships Through The Centuries.
  • -- Coins and Currency.
  • 2. Why Did the Ships Sink?
  • -- The Vung Tau Cargo.
  • 3. Researching Wrecks
  • --The Hatcher Junk.
  • -- The Geldermalsen's Fabulous Nanking Cargo.
  • 4. Search and Salvage
  • -- The Thailand Junk
  • -- The Marie Therese
  • -- Search for the Lost Treasures of Malacca.
  • 5. Which Wreck Is It?
  • 6. Shipwrecks of Asia (over 450 wrecks including the Flor do Mar).
    This book can be purchased over the internet from several sites including; Art Media Resourches (U.S.A.), Asian Diver (Singapore), Amazon (U.S.A.), Books And Collectibles (Australia), etc.

    In the very near future we will also have shipwreck and maritime research for sale. Our special areas of interest is Asia - especially concentrating on Southeast Asian in particular. This will include; Shipwrecks in Southeast Asia from 1500's through 1899) and also WWW Wrecks in the Philippines. This info will be located in the Shipwreck Research link.

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