Off the island of San Pedro, Belize, in the warm waters of the Caribbean Ocean, a sunken ship was discovered in 1996 by divers researching the famous coral reef. After the ship was brought to shore, they discovered that it was owned the sea capatin who perished when it sank in 1952, along with 25 sun-seeking passengers. The sea capatin, Rick Caudell, had decided that the people of Great Britain would love to set sail to the Caribbean, and he could get them there in his ship..for a very pretty penny. Rick adevrtised and managed to convince 25 people, ranging in age from 22 to 82 that he would make their tropical dreams come true on his "cruiseline." Unflortunately, as they made their way across the Atlantic Ocean in search of sandy beaches and warmer tempretures, the ship was not equipped for the rough seas, storms and waves that overtook it. The sea captain had not spent the money to ensure it was well-stocked with safety items. One evening in the fall of 1952, a horrible storm began. By the dawn's early light, the ship had succombed to the fury of the sea, and rested on the ocean floor. In 1999, the ship was auctioned off to the highest bidder. Today, the ship sits on the sandy shores of San Pedro Island and welcomes tourists wishing to have a tropical drink. The bar is called, "The Sunken Drunken" and is one the island's top tourist attactions. Each passenger and the captain are featured in the menu and a plaque in their honor is displayed on the hostess stand.