Unknown sunken ship on seafloor of Malacca Strait confirmed by Japan’s survey
On the sea floor of the Strait of Malacca, key straits of international sea transportation, multiple protrusions that appear to be sunken ships, were found on 29 September 2018. It was revealed by a hydrographic survey jointly carried out by Japan and three coastal countries namely Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore. The Malacca Strait Council of Japan (MSC) has carried out the survey as part of efforts to further enhance the safety of navigation and the protection of marine environment.
This is the third survey to be carried out by MSC as part of the three-year project Joint Hydrographic Survey of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore supported by the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF).