A British ship has discovered what could be missing Nazi gold, lost in the opening days of the Second World War.
The crew uncovered a chest inside a German shipwreck, off Iceland, earlier this month.
SS Minden was discovered by Brits, but who owns the chest could be part of a legal spat.
It could be worth £100m to booty hunters and was discovered by Advanced Marine Services (AMS), report says.
Yet they are now having to apply to Iceland’s government for permission to open the chest.
The SS Porta, sister ship to SS Minden, sunk besides Iceland
The group believe it could contain gold from South America on it’s way to Germany that sunk in the opening days of the war.
The island in the Atlantic will decide who can open the chest, after it was found 120 miles away in the ocean.
AMS fell foul of Iceland’s rules when the crew of Seabed Constructor were hauled back to the island for not having the right licence.
The authorities were told ‘vague and different explanations’ by crew leading them to be taken back to Reykjavik, according to Iceland Monitor.
Nazi officials had instructed Minden’s crew to deliberately ‘scuttle’ when British authorities spotted them.
The bank Dresdner used officials from Banco Germanico in Brazil to load the ship up.
However it has laid untouched for 60 years.
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