A group of Brazilian researchers they found some boxes on the beaches of the states of Alagoas, Bahia and Sergipe with mysterious features that included Japanese letters and dating from the Second World War of a Nazi armament that was shipwrecked off the Brazilian coast in January 1944 after an attack by the United States, exactly by the USS Sommers Navy, as specified by Carlos Teixeira, researcher at the Institute of Marine Sciences of the Federal University of Ceara.
Exactly, the contents of these packages are rubber and tin bales, that came from Japan to feed the arms cargo of one of its allies, Nazi Germany, for its MV Weserland ship, but it never reached its destination, according to Luis Ernesto Arruda, a researcher at the UFC.
It is not the first find
This is not the first time that it happens a find of these characteristics of great historical relevance. In 2018, Brazilian researchers located on the Brazilian coast a large number of rubber boxes similar to those found in the MV Weserland, but they were transported in another German ship, the SS Rio Grande, and they did not reach their destination either.
In addition, the contents of the shipment found in the boxes allowed investigators be able to determine the precise moment of sinking. Also, lthe action of the coastal pirates in the search for the materials on the Brazilian beaches, it has been able to lead to the arrival of military bundles in the vicinity of the coasts of the South American country.
Increase in the price of tin
“We found that the price of tin tripled between 2020 and 2021. It went from $ 13,000 to $ 34,000 on the London Stock Exchange. It is the most promising product on the London market ”, explains Luis Ernesto Arruda. The rise in the value of this metal has caused pirates to go in search of the sunken cargoes on the seabed, with the aim of obtaining parts for its subsequent sale in the international market.
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