Grave Robber Tuesday


The cruiser HMNLS De Ruyter, one of the allied ships sunk in 1942 by the Japanese off Java Island has gone missing, presumably broken apart by illegal metal scavengers.

The remains of second world war sailors who died on British and Dutch warships in the Java sea were secretly dumped in an anonymous mass grave by modern-day metal scavengers as they rifled through wrecks illegally lifted from the sea bed, it has been claimed.

The reports from Indonesian and Dutch media prompted the Ministry of Defence to condemn those who had disturbed the graves of the dead, and speak of their “distress” at the news.

In recent years a series of huge wrecks have been all but removed from the waters off Indonesia by operators seeking to cash in on the valuable metals on board.

The ships that have been dismantled or vanished included the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Electra, on which 119 men perished, HMS Exeter, a 175-metre heavy cruiser on which 54 died, and HMS Encounter, which was scuttled to avoid capture by the Japanese.

It has now been claimed that those employed by the illegal scavengers to cut up the ships on Indonesian soil had also found skulls, jawbones, feet and hand bones, hips and ribs during their work.

It was claimed that the remains were dumped in a mass grave near the port of Brondong, in east Java.

@ TG


2018 Women's March #3

Carol and friends at the Womens’ March yesterday.

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20 Responses to Grave Robber Tuesday

  1. Den says:

    7.9 quake – 280km SE of Kodiak, Alaska, no Tsunami expected, still shaking tho.


  2. David B. Benson says:

    I am surprised that the thieves were able to raise the ship.


  3. David B. Benson says:

    Elvis lives!


  4. Micki says:

    Some “entities” want these pre-nuclear testing era low-background metals…because the metals are free of radiation… used for medical imaging, space sensors, Geiger counters and other finely calibrated instruments.


  5. Micki says:

    There’s an article in TNYT today about the “possibility” that teenage use of E-cigarettes, vaping could lead to addiction…

    I see Big Tobacco has latched tentacles into the vaping industry…


  6. David B. Benson says:

    @ 3:33 pm it is 33 °F out.


  7. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    Thanks for posting the picture, Den. That’s twin Nancy, Sara, my daughter-in-law, me and a friend of Sara’s named Lacey.

    Too much outrage….that’s me 24/7, lol.

    “Too much outrage for one sign”


  8. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    Made a cake today so I can take some over to Snotty’s. Yup, going to visit political friend, Snotty aka Susan, tomorrow morning for coffee. Can’t wait, so much to talk about!


  9. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    Mueller is going to interview Trump in the next week, or so. They keep speculating: will Trump be able to write down his answers and hand them over? That is the funniest thing I’ve heard. As if.

    Liar-in-Chief, President Criminal…of COURSE he wouldn’t be the one to compose anything. I’m sure Mueller will want to watch Trump’s face, hear what pours out of his mouth. The chance Trump will incriminate himself is as good as a sure thing, lol. In order to be a good liar you first have to be smart. Can’t check THAT box.


  10. Den says:

    Got to a whopping 49 degrees from the 20’s last night again, I dislike cold immensely.


  11. David B. Benson says:

    Cold mist made me push right along; just 13 minutes to the Hillside Cafe for a salmon dinner. So enough omega 3 for the week.


    • David B. Benson says:

      Thence to Bryan Hall for a brass concert and quickly home in the light rain provides 29 minutes of stick walking.

      Day 3: 163+29=192 minutes.


  12. Den says:

    Alpaca attack!


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