How could a shipwreck disappear?
Three Dutch World War Two shipwrecks have mysteriously disappeared from the Java Sea, prompting outrage in the Netherlands. The BBC asks experts what could have happened to the vessels.
For decades the wreckages of the HLMS De Ruyter, HNLMS Java and HNLMS Kortenaer were lost to the world, sitting at the bottom of the Java Sea.
The victims of a fierce 1942 sea battle with the Japanese, the ships had gone down along with 915 Dutch and 259 Indonesian sailors.
Their 2002 discovery by amateur divers was a cause for celebration, and the ships were declared war graves.
But now it seems they have... read more
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