Search is on for WWII shipwreck that poses environmental dangers off Florida coast

For the second time in two years, ocean explorers are trying to find the elusive wreck of a World War II ship deemed historic and hazardous.

The SS Norlindo, a 2,686-ton and 253-foot-long American steam freighter, was sunk on May 4, 1942, off of the Dry Tortugas by the German U-boat U-507.

The wreck is an environmental threat, with as much as 200,000 gallons of heavy fuel oil (about 5,000 barrels) still in its holds, NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries reports.

LINK (via The Miami Herald)


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