Robots have found Montevideo Maru World War II ship 80 years after sinking.

Japanese transport ship was located at a depth of more than 4,000m off the coast of the Philippines.

The Montevideo Maru had around 1,060 prisoners of war and civilians when the ship sadly sunk in 1942 by an American Submarine in World War II.

Now that the ship has been found, a terrible chapter of history can now close and families across the 14 countries (Australia, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, the Netherlands, Japan, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Solomon Islands, Sweden and the US) affected can now hopefully gain some closure.

Mark Heine, CEO of Fugro, adds: “This maritime tragedy involved many countries and families, and all paid a terrible price. I’m proud that our skills and technology can help find resolutions to historical projects such as this and, in this way, make a real difference to people’s lives.”

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