Area of prohibition around submarine wreck in the North Sea reduced by Danish Maritime Authority
24-08-2016 14:00

Now, the Danish Maritime Authority changes the size of the area of prohibition that was established on 17 August in the North Sea off the coast of Esbjerg in connection with the discovery by divers of a submarine on the seabed.

Initially, the area of prohibition had a radius of 1,000 metres from the wreck.

- Subsequently, we have engaged in dialogue with the Defence as well as the local fishermen's association. On the basis of the assessment by the Defence of the danger related to the ammunition found on the submarine, we have decided to change the size of the area of prohibition. This is primarily done in consideration of the fishing activities in the area, says Director Jan Thorn, Safety of Navigation, National Waters.

Now, the area of prohibition has a radius of 100 metres from the wreck – the prohibition applies to all fishing, anchoring, diving and other works on the seabed.

The area of prohibition has been established because the wreck is reported to contain unexploded mines and torpedoes.

Navigational warning issued by the Danish Maritime Authority

For safety reasons, the Danish Maritime Authority prohibits all unauthorised fishing, anchoring, diving and other works on the seabed within a radius of 100 metres from the wreck in the position 55 30.620 N – 007 56.841 E.

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