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Default Looting of WW2 shipwrecks

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

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

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

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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