The Hội An Wreck
South China Sea, Vietnam July-August 1996
The Hội An wreck lies 22 miles off the coast of central Vietnam in the South China Sea, at 16.04°N 108.6°E, at a depth of approximately 230ft, and was discovered by Vietnamese fishermen in the early 1990s.
Mensun Bound to work with Vietnam's National History Museum in excavating the site. The project took four years and cost an estimated $14 million. Over 250,000 intact examples of Vietnamese ceramic were recovered. These photographs are a selection from the several thousand taken during the preliminary excavation.