Roncador Cay

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Roncador Cay
Roncador Cay is located in Colombia
Roncador Cay
Roncador Cay
Roncador Cay is located in Caribbean
Roncador Cay
Roncador Cay
Geography
LocationCaribbean Sea
Coordinates13°32′N 80°03′W / 13.533°N 80.050°W / 13.533; -80.050Coordinates: 13°32′N 80°03′W / 13.533°N 80.050°W / 13.533; -80.050
Administration

Roncador Cay is a small island of the Roncador Bank, located in the west Caribbean Sea, off the coast of Central America, 150 kilometres (93 miles) east-northeast of Providencia Island.

History[edit]

The USS Kearsarge ran aground on a reef off the cay on February 2, 1894, and, being deemed unsalvageable, was declared lost by the United States Navy.

Colombia and the United States have claimed the cay but the United States abandoned its claim in a 1972 treaty.

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