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Illegal salvage of Dutch subs HNLMS O 16 and HNLMS K XVII

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steve58:
Such a disgrace and desecration  >:(
 

--- Quote ---According to Dutch media reports, a pair of submarines that sank off the coast of Malaysia in 1941 mysteriously vanished late last week, leaving behind only some broken scraps and ghostly outlines in the sand. The wrecked subs Dutch vessels named HNLMS O 16 and HNLMS K XVII also contained the remains of 79 crewmen, which are now missing.

https://www.foxnews.com/science/a-pair-of-shipwrecked-wwii-era-submarines-just-vanished-from-the-sea-near-malaysia

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Staggerwing:
 >:( I hope those sacrilegious wreck poachers all got the bends.

Tripoli:
Unfortuantely, that has been going on awhile.  A lot of warship wrecks in the Thailand/Malaysia/Indonesia area have been salvaged either in whole or in part

  https://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2017/nov/03/worlds-biggest-grave-robbery-asias-disappearing-ww2-shipwrecks

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