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Sunken Japanese ship spotted



BANDAR LAMPUNG, Lampung: Divers have spotted an old Japanese ship during a survey of a location for an underwater photography contest in the Sunda Straits south of Sumatra, Antara reported.

""The ship, which is dozens of meters in length, could have sunk decades ago,"" a senior diver of the Corono Diving Club, Sinek Kurniawan, said here on Wednesday.

Kurniawan said the club was told a Japanese ship sank near Sebuku island in the Sunda Straits many years ago.

Divers from the club took parts of the ship, which were covered with underwater life.

Another diver, Anshori Djausal, said his club wanted to promote underwater panorama during the photography contest, which will be held fromAug. 27 to Aug. 29 as part of the 9th Krakatau Festival.

The annual festival will be participated by foreign and domestic divers. (edt)

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