via The Guardian, 19 August 2018: UK Government investigating the looting of sunken navy ships in Malaysian and Indonesian waters.
Gavin Williamson says UK will work closely with Indonesia and Malaysia over claims Second World War ships have been plundered
- Desecration of British war graves: Chinese PIRATES plunder 10 shipwrecks carrying remains of UK’s Second World War heroes | Daily Mail, 18 August 2018
Indonesia estimates there are 479 sunken ships off its coast alone. Fujian Jiada has supplied five of the eight salvage barges found to be active in the Java Sea in recent years. The vessels have sailed under the Chinese flag and also under those of Cambodia and Mongolia. One of them is the Hai Wei Gong 889, a crane ship which has sailed with a different name and under Chinese and Cambodian flags.