CAPE TOWN – 22 August 2019 – Following last week’s announcement that it is for 95 percent certain that the location where the wreck of the VOC ship ‘Haarlem’ foundered has been located, the media responded in an overwhelming way. A flurry of articles appeared in both national and international newspapers, magazines and web sites. In the Netherlands, national newspapers ‘Algemeen Dagblad’ and ‘De Telegraaf’ published page size articles on the ‘Haarlem Project’ and were followed by provincial newspapers, bringing the readership in that country alone to a few million.
In the USA, Fox News reported on the project, whereas Telesur broadcasted all over South America. Other radio and television stations in South Africa, Africa, the Netherlands and elsewhere in Europe, even as far as China and Indonesia, featured the ‘Haarlem Project’. For a sample, please see the heading ‘Publicity’ that contains a number of links.