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ISEAS in the News: “Two historic shipwrecks discovered in Singapore territorial waters, Maritime archaeological research ongoing”

16 June 2021 – National Heritage Board and ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute announced the discovery of two historic shipwrecks within Singapore Territorial Waters around Pedra Branca.

The surveys, investigations and maritime archaeological excavations are part of efforts to safeguard Singapore’s maritime archaeological heritage and were carried out in accordance with international best practices pertaining to the recovery and protection of maritime wrecks and artefacts.

Read Media Release for more details.

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Media Coverage:

  1. X-ray Magazine #106 , page 13 – Salvage Operation leads to large haul of blue-and-white porcelain
  2. CGTN, 26 July 2021 – Sunken treasures found in Singapore’s waters
  3. China Daily – Asia Featured, 18 July 2021 – Rewriting history: Singapore (Facebook, YouTube)
  4. CNA, 10 July 2021 – Pedra Branca shipwrecks: How Singapore divers chanced upon centuries-old artefacts underwater
  5. Wonderwall.sg, 1 July 2021 – Adventures Of “Aquaman”: From Fishing With Dad To Navy To Shipwreck Discovery
  6. AsiaOne, 1 July 2021 – Adventures of ‘Aquaman’: From fishing with dad to navy to shipwreck discovery
  7. China Daily, 23 June 2021 – Marine archaeologist’s 24-year wait to survey ocean site pays off
  8. The Star, 22 June 2021 – Centuries-old shipwrecks discovered in S’pore waters; artefacts to be exhibited
  9. The Straits Times, 21 June 2021 – From seabed to a museum: How divers recovered artefacts from Singapore’s historic shipwrecks
  10. Diver Net, 21 June 2021 – Divers put Singapore on wreck map
  11. The Independent, 20 June 2021 – Centuries-old shipwrecks found off S’pore
  12. N+1, 18 June 2021 – Подводные археологи впервые нашли в Сингапурском проливе следы старых кораблекрушений
  13. The Straits Times, 18 June 2021 – Shipwreck finds a boost to maritime archaeology and heritage in Singapore
  14. NewAge Entertainment, 18 June 2021 – Centuries-old shipwrecks found off Singapore
  15. The Past, 17 June 2021 – Shipwrecks off Singapore shed light on island’s ancient maritime trade routes
  16. Archaeology, 17 June 2021 – Two Historic Shipwrecks Discovered Off Coast of Singapore
  17. South China Morning Post, 17 June 2021 – Divers finish work to recover centuries-old treasure from shipwrecks in Singapore waters (AFP)
  18. Lianhe Zaobao, 17 June 2021 – 我国海域发现两艘沉船及大量文物
  19. CNA, 17 June 2021 – NHB director Yeo Kirk Siang on the discovery of two historic shipwrecks in Singapore waters
  20. The Straits Times, 17 June 2021 – How the centuries-old shipwrecks in Singapore waters were discovered
  21. The Straits Times, 17 June 2021 – Artefacts will help shed light on Singapore’s maritime past
  22. The Straits Times, 17 June 2021 – Archaeologist’s 24-year wait to survey site pays off
  23. Berita Harian, 17 June 2021 – 2 bangkai kapal dipercayai dari abad ke-14 ditemui di perairan S’pura
  24. Tamil Marasu, 17 June 2021 – சிங்கப்பூர் நீரிணையில் இந்தியக் கப்பல் சிதைவு கண்டுபிடிப்பு
  25. Malay Mail, 17 June 2021 – Two shipwrecks — dating as far back as 600 years — found in Singapore waters, yielding trove of artefacts
  26. China Press, 17 June 2021 – 历史首次!新国海域现14世纪沉船
  27. Sinchew, 17 June 2021 – 狮城海域2沉船完成打捞出水中瓷器拟年杪展出 一年后
  28. CNHubei, 17 JUne 2021 – 新加坡沉船发现大量中国文物 元青花瓷数量或成世界之最
  29. China Press, 17 June 2021 – 历史首次 我国海域发现14世纪沉船 文物年底展出
  30. Lianhe Zaobao, 16 June 2021 – 历史首次 我国海域发现14世纪沉船 文物年底展出
  31. TODAY, 16 June 2021 – 2 shipwrecks — dating as far back as 600 years — found in Singapore waters, yielding trove of artefacts
  32. Mothership, 16 June 2021 – 2 historic shipwrecks discovered in S’pore, rare & unique artefacts from 1300s & 1700s found
  33. Business Times, 16 June 2021 – Centuries-old shipwrecks found off Singapore (AFP)
  34. New Straits Times, 16 June 2021 – Centuries-old shipwrecks found off Singapore (AFP)
  35. Yahoo News, 16 June 2021 – Centuries-old shipwrecks found off Singapore (AFP)
  36. The Straits Times, 16 June 2021 – Centuries-old shipwrecks discovered in S’pore waters; artefacts to be displayed in museums
  37. The Straits Times, 16 June 2021 – Marine archaeologist’s 24-year wait to survey wreck site in S’pore pays off
  38. The Straits Times, 16 June 2021 – Centuries-old shipwrecks discovered near Pedra Branca
  39. The Straits Times, 16 June 2021 – Centuries-old shipwrecks discovered in a S’pore first | THE BIG STORY
  40. The Straits Times, 16 June 2021 – IN PICTURES: Two shipwrecks
  41. Channel 8 News, 16 June 2021 – 白礁附近海域发现两艘古沉船 有助了解我国海事历史遗产
  42. Channel NewsAsia, 16 June 2021 – 2 historic shipwrecks and their artefacts found in Singapore’s territorial waters
  43. CNA938FM, 16 June 2021 7.20pm
  44. The Star, 16 June 2021 – Centuries-old shipwrecks discovered in Singapore waters; artefacts to be displayed in museums
  45. CNA, 16 June 2021 – Two historic shipwrecks discovered in Singapore’s territorial waters
  46. CNA, 16 June 2021 – Two historic shipwrecks and their artefacts found in Singapore’s territorial waters
  47. See Hua, 16 June 2021 – 白礁附近海域发现两艘古沉船 内有罕见元代青花瓷器
  48. The Online Citizen, 16 June 2021 – 白礁附近海域发现两艘古沉船 文物可追朔至14世纪以前
  49. Edwin Tong, 16 June 2021 – [Treasures from the Past]