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Old 11-08-21, 09:28
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Default Looting of WW2 shipwrecks

“Heartbreak as large-scale salvagers loot Southeast Asia’s WWII shipwrecks, war graves“

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/cnai...graves-1829531

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A scrap iron worker in Brondong kept an item that appears to be from a Dutch ship.

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Metal believed to be from a Dutch warship being offloaded in Brondong, East Java. (Photo courtesy of Aqwam Hanifan)

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It is estimated that looters have removed 60 per cent of the HMAS Perth’s starboard hull plating. (Image courtesy of James Hunter/Australian National Maritime Museum)
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