It’s not a cake — it’s a slave ship.
The vessel was transporting slaves when it sank off the coast of Honduras, killing more than 200 people, and one survivor, Luis Antonio Ruiz, said the ship had just finished serving customers when it ran aground.
The ship, known as a “slave ship” in Honduras, is on display at the Smithsonian’s National Maritime Museum in Washington.
Its owner, Jose Luis Viana, was sentenced to 18 years in prison in July for trafficking people, including children, to his sugar plantation, where he was the head of a slave crew.
Viana was freed in March after serving almost 13 years in federal prison.
Vanaas family said he died of complications from alcoholism and his death is still under investigation.
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