Mystery over Dutch WW2 shipwrecks vanished from Java Sea bed

Mystery over Dutch WW2 shipwrecks vanished from Java Sea bed
 

Three Dutch World War Two ships considered war graves have vanished from the bottom of the Java Sea, the Dutch defence ministry says.
All three were were sunk by the Japanese during the Battle of the Java Sea in 1942, and their wrecks were discovered by divers in 2002.
But a new expedition to mark next year's 75th anniversary of the battle has found the wrecks are missing.
Experts say the wrecks lay too deep to have been taken by illegal salvaging.
The defence ministry is to investigate the mysterious disappearance.
In a statement, it said that two of the ships had completely gone, with... read more

 
16 November 2016 in World News, Views: 44
Source: BBC
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