Mon. Sep 26th, 2022

Sunken German World War II ships revealed with Danube River at record low

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Dozens of German warships that sank during World War II have resurfaced in the Danube River near Prahovo, Serbia.

The vessels — exposed due to the river’s low water levels — were among hundreds of Nazi Germany’s Black Sea fleet that retreated from Soviet forces in 1944.

The Danube flows through 10 European countries, making it the second-longest river on the continent. 

However, only a 330 ft. width of the river is navigable near the port town due to nearly two dozen shipwrecks discovered this year.

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Much of the shipwrecks reportedly contain tons of ammunition and explosives, posing a threat to shipping and impeding river movement, according to Reuters. 

A sunken vessel was demined and removed from the river in March, costing the Serbian government nearly $30 million.

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