Contributed by: The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin

An island group off the coast of present-day Myanmar, where NATO will drop SPECTRE’s $280 million diamond ransom in Thunderball. Per Blofeld’s precise instructions, the cache must be delivered on May 27 at 2000 hours Greenwich mean time, at latitude 20 degrees north, longitude 60 degrees east. After verifying that the contents are flawless blue-white diamonds weighing between three and eight carats, SPECTRE will alert NATO on radio frequency 16.23 megacycles as to the location of the missing atomic bombs.

Note: In actuality, following Blofeld’s coordinates would deposit the ransom in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Oman.


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