Mauritius: over 400 shipwrecks lie around the sides of the island

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The Mauritius Museum Council (MMC) and the Mauritius Marine Conservation Society work together for 3 years, through the Archeomar project, a complete inventory of the wrecks lying in Mauritian waters.
They are thus more than 400 shipwrecks which have been already recorded around the 350 kilometers of coastline, as reported in the Le Défi Quotidien newspaper.
Inventory dated March 2013 of the heritage shipwrecks in the Indian Ocean region
Location                   Number
Mauritius                   454
Rodrigues                    35
Agalega                        17
St. Brandon                 24
Chagos Archipelago   10
Madagascar                 70
Or Reunion
Period of the shipwrecks on the 454 wrecks listed in Mauritian waters
Period               Number
16th century   4
17th century   26
18th century   124
19th century   240
20th century   57
After 2001      3

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