Baltic Sea's hidden treasures

  • 1999-01-28
  • Katya Cengel
RIGA - A Latvian navy vessel successfully destroyed a World War II-era mine Jan. 22, but officials say the Baltic Sea is far from being free of the devices.The mine in question was discovered Jan. 21 by a Russian trade ship just 12 miles off the coast of the Latvian village of Pape in the Liepaja district, and is one of 84,000 mines set up in the Baltic Sea during the war, said Ilmars Lesinskis, a captain with Baltron, the common Baltic naval battalion. Many of those mines have yet to be found."There is not enough information that our ocean is clean," Lesinskis said.Baltron was formed in 19...
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