The Fortuyn

Since 2014 Dutch and Australian archaeologists are working closely together in trying to locate the shipwreck Fortuyn. The project started with historical and archival research to find out where the ships the Fortuyn might be located. The archival work was processed with the collaboration of Dutch archivist Pablo Boorsma and Martijn Manders of the Dutch Maritime Programme.

With this research, the team gathered enough evidence to assume the ship(s) have been wrecked on Christmas Island or Cocos Keeling Islands. The research continued in 2016 and an internship for a Dutch and an Indonesian student maritime archaeology was offered.

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