Severe European drought reveals sunken WW II warships on Danube River
The ships, sunken on Danube River, were part of Nazi Germany’s Black Sea fleet in 1944 as they retreated from advancing Soviet forces.
Over 20 ships have come to the surface, many of which are still loaded with ammunition and explosives.
The vessels still impact the river, often hampering river traffic during low water levels.
The vessels pose a risk to shipping on the Danube. They have limited the navigable section of the stretch near Prahova to 100 meters, significantly slimmer than the prior 180 meters ships had access to.