By :
Jean-Louis PRIGNAC
Guadeloupe, 2000
26 min
A story about the sunken ship Antilles, which linked the French West-Indies with France, and an era that is still fresh in people’s minds.
In 1971, the ship Antilles, which belonged to a transatlantic company, sank close to the cost of Moquito Island in the British Virgin Islands. There were no victims, but the ship served as a link between the French West-Indian territories and France, and had a symbolic value attached to it, regardless of what sentiments people have about the old days. 

One way or the other, the legendary Antilles played a role in the lives of every one in the region. Today the shipwreck is a shelter for the fishes and a dream destination for deep-sea divers.