If Odyssey lose all exhausted appeals & they are not compensated for the work that they did in recovering the coins, then the best suggestion that I have read on this board is to put everything that they recovered right back where they found it (including whatever area that it was scattered on the ocean floor) and let Spain go down and get it themselves.
That way Spain's "heritage" will remain intact no matter what they choose to do..........
Need some legal beagle input here. What avenue could Odyssey pursue to get expense compensation from Spain BEFORE returning the coins? I doubt that the US courts would order this since they have ruled they have no "jurisdiction". Does the court pay Odyssey for the storage/conservation expenses incurred during the legal proceedings? I guess the argument would be no compensation for an illegal act, but if the court says that, then they are deciding something over which they have not jurisdiction.
"...put everything that they recovered right back where they found it (including whatever area that it was scattered on the ocean floor) and let Spain go down and get it themselves."
A lot of people are saying that. OMEX didn't put all those blood sweat and tears into doing a big favor for the Kingdom of Spain. The obvious thing to do is split the coins, 50/50, everybody wins, instead of this ridiculous scenario.