A few weeks ago, the US Navy took to social media to say that it had spotted a fake, floating gold star, the largest of its kind.
That gold star is the size of a golf ball and measures 11.5 inches across.
The pearl ship in question is in the Philippines and was spotted by the US ship, the USS Fitzgerald, last Friday off the Philippines coast.
In a statement, the Navy said the Pearl star was found in the waters of the Philippines in waters where fishing boats are allowed to enter the waters off the coast of Borneo, the home of the Sumatra islands.
The Navy said that the Pearl was carrying the gold star that had previously been spotted by a Filipino fisherman.
The Pearl ship is located in waters off Bornea, a former British colony, and the Philippines are part of a United Nations-backed group known as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
The Philippine navy said that it is working to verify the authenticity of the gold object.
The USS Fitzgerald is currently conducting operations in the Western Pacific.