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Old 16th November 2016, 21:17
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Mystery over Dutch WW2 shipwrecks vanished from Java Sea bed

Sad news, if the wrecks have been stolen for scrap, as seems likely.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-37997640
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Old 16th November 2016, 23:01
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Quite a mystery, Taff. If they were removed for scrap, the guys who did it were probably Lithuanians:


... and sold the scrap back to the Dutch to build some more ships.

They were at considerable depths though, so they could have been removed by aliens with more modern equipment. Amazing they weren't seen and documented with a mobile phone camera on social media!

Sad news for the families of the lost crewmen. R.I.P.


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A bit of an update on the wrack robbery in the Java Sea:
https://tirto.id/a-ring-of-naval-wreck-robbers-cDt6
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A bit of an update on the wrack robbery in the Java Sea:
https://tirto.id/a-ring-of-naval-wreck-robbers-cDt6
Very sad, it seems that it was all done with the compliance of the local authorities.
Am sure that all will be forgotten next time there is a trade deal to be done in the area ...
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Unbelievable, these bastards can get away with 'tens of thousands of tonnes in two weeks' of these war graves! Their grab ships should be blasted out of the water!!

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No longer war graves as the Indonesians plunder even the bones of the former crewmen!

https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...java-indonesia

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