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Further interesting wreck discoveries in the Baltic

Well known to our readers, a group of technical divers from the Tricity, Balticetech, once again set out to sea in search of sunken wrecks. Thanks to favourable weather, it was possible to make two voyages during which the aim was to search for and find vessels sunk during the Hannibal evacuation operation carried out
Published: January 12, 2021 - 09:00
Updated: July 22, 2023 - 21:49
Further interesting wreck discoveries in the Baltic

Well known to our readers, a group of technical divers from the Tricity, Balticetech, once again set out to sea in search of sunken wrecks.

Thanks to favourable weather, it was possible to make two voyages during which the aim was to search for and find vessels sunk during the Hannibal evacuation operation carried out by Germany between 10 October 1944 and 8 May 1945.

But the Baltic Sea hides many more secrets at its bottom. It is not surprising, therefore, that thirteen interesting items were found, which, according to the members of the group, certainly date from different years, and not only from the final period of the Second World War, which is now the main object of their interest.

This time, we conducted our search north of Hel, in the transit zone between the port of Piława and western ports. After having sailed 140 nautical miles and having passed the border with Russia, we can boast of further discoveries. We found 13 promising objects, although certainly not all of the found wrecks come from the end of the Second World War,” we read on the Baltictech website

According to the Tricity group, some of the located vessels may be wrecks of old sailing ships and fishing boats, but in order to find out one must check everything personally. That is why this year we can expect dives on some of these positions or visits carried out with the use of a remotely controlled robot of the ROV type armed with, among others, video cameras.

The weather in recent days has allowed us to organise as many as two search cruises. On our target is still the operation…

Posted by Baltictech on Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Especially the second option seems tempting and highly probable, as the wrecks rest at quite big depths, which makes their exploration a real challenge. However, it should also be remembered that Baltictech is formed, among others, by people specialising in deep wreck diving.

All the wrecks rest in depths of 90-110m, so 2021 promises to be a busy year. We had a delicate hope to find a unique wreck – the pocket battleship Lützow, which was sunk by the Russians in this area in 1947. But we will write about it in a separate post – we read at the end of the entry

As we have seen, the year 2020 in the Baltic was busy and abounded in interesting discoveries, and 2021 begins with a strong accent and will clearly constitute a continuation of the already started exploration and will also become an opportunity to conduct many new expeditions and dives.

Photo: Marek Cacaj/Baltictch

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Tomasz Andrukajtis
Editor-in-chief of the DIVERS24 portal and magazine. Responsible for obtaining, translating and developing content. He also supervises all publications. Achived his first diving certification – P1 CMAS, in 2000. Has a degree in journalism and social communication. In the diving industry since 2008.
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