30 Oct 2019 18:09

Object believed to be war-era sub found on Baltic Sea floor

MOSCOW. Oct 30 (Interfax) - The ocean minesweeper Alexander Obukhov has found a large underwater object that may be a Great Patriotic War-era submarine not far from the Baltic Sand Bar, the Baltic Fleet press service said.

"The crew of the Baltic Fleet's ocean minesweeper Alexander Obukhov registered a large underwater object during a minesweeping exercise," the press service said on Wednesday.

The sailors examined the sea floor using a hydroacoustic station and an unmanned submersible vehicle, the press service said.

"The naval sailors found an underwater object lying on the sea floor at a depth of 60 meters not far from the Baltic Sand Bar in the Kaliningrad region in the territorial waters of the Russian Federation,' the press service said.

"After a tentative examination using special equipment, the Baltic Fleet specialists came to the conclusion that the object with a high degree of probability is a sunken submarine dating back to the times of the Great Patriotic War. The identification of the object is considerably complicated by bad visibility in the detection area and the old fishnets on the structures of the submarine," the fleet said.