Five sunken ships found

  • 2008-10-18
  • TBT Staff in cooperation with BNS
TALLINN - A total of five sunken ships have been found in the Gulf of Finland and Baltic Sea by underwater surveys conducted for the NordStream pipeline.

Finland's public broadcaster YLE reported that authorities have not yet decided whether to excavate the sunken vessels. The exact location of the ships has not been made public amid concerns over treasure hunters.

Finnish maritime archeologist Stefan Wessman said that in addition to ship wrecks a lot of waste has been foundon the bottom of the Gulf of Finland, including refrigerators and cars.

Specialists say that it is likely more ships will be found as the surveys for the massive Russian-German oil pipeline continue.