Surviving Relatives of Looted War Graves Meet With Defense Minister

October 14, 2019 (Google Translation) – The relatives of the sailors who died in the Java Sea and near Malaysia were informed about the 2 research expeditions into the missing shipwrecks. This happened during a modest meeting of the Ministries of Defense, Education, Culture and Science and Foreign Affairs. Underwater archaeologist Martijn Manders took the relatives in his presentation to the wreck locations and showed what was left of the wrecks. The research in the Java Sea showed that the wrecks of Hr. Ms de Ruyter and Hr. Ms Java…

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Netherlands and Malaysia Investigate Fate of War Grave Submarines

July 10, 2019 (Google Translation) – The wrecks of the submarines KXVII and O16 have disappeared. That was the message from the expedition team that in recent weeks visited the location of the war wrecks off the coast of Malaysia. Yesterday the team returned. The commitment of the experts followed from earlier cooperation agreements between the Netherlands and Malaysia, which were confirmed today. The expedition that the Netherlands and Malaysia carried out together began on 28 June. The Netherlands Cultural Heritage Agency led the expedition on behalf of the Netherlands,…

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