Greece’s government has sold the nation’s first gold vessel for $500 million.
The gold vessel sank in the Aegean Sea in December, but the owners managed to float it to safety.
The owner, Piraeus-based shipbuilder Nectris, hopes to reopen the vessel later this year.
The owner of the vessel was not named.
Piraeus is home to more than 30,000 workers and some of them were involved in the sinking of the ship.
“The ship is still missing, but we have the right equipment,” Piraeus mayor Antonios Papadopoulos said.
“We’re trying to find out what happened, how the boat got stuck and where it went.
We hope to return the vessel to the owner soon.”
The gold container is made of a rare type of copper, which is used in the construction of bridges, dams and even ships.
It has an empty berth on the top, a capacity of 10,000 tons and a height of 10 meters.
It is equipped with a propeller.
The ship was built for the Greek Olympic Committee, which wanted to raise money for the Olympics.
Pirias owner has built an indoor pool and a gym, but not a boat.
It’s the second ship sunk in a few years.
In May, a gold-fishing vessel sank off the island of Kamchatka.
The owners of the gold vessel said they had to break open the hull to find the body of a dead man.