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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian10 Jul 2019 6:33 a.m. PST

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…


mysteron Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2019 6:46 a.m. PST

That's terrible as its a sea grave. People will do anything these days for money.

King Monkey10 Jul 2019 7:04 a.m. PST

Similar thing has happened with Royal Navy ships

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2019 8:19 a.m. PST

Maybe they'll catch these awful people.

Personal logo Choctaw Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2019 8:42 a.m. PST

Scrappers are terrible people whether operating by sea or land. They are a pack of thieves.

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2019 12:49 p.m. PST

I expect that they are protected by the PRC's coast guard.

bsrlee10 Jul 2019 3:52 p.m. PST

Submarine wrecks are particularly valuable – tons of lead in the batteries and mercury ballast in addition to copper and brass.

Its likely 'local' crews doing the wrecking, not the Chinese same as in Indonesia, lots of small ports with little or no supervision. Crews move in, pay a few officials, grab and run.

Zephyr111 Jul 2019 9:05 p.m. PST

"Maybe they'll catch these awful people."

With a submarine lying in wait. And a torpedo…

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