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Front part of the ship "War Diwan" refloated near Vlissingen

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In 1944 the English tanker "War Diwan" sank beacause of a mine explosion in the water of the Wielingen near Vlissingen. The ship broke in two because of this. The front part of the ship is now raised by blowing the water from the ship with compressed air so it's floating again. This new way of refloating the ship has been invented by the Dutch engineer W. Van Wienen, who's in charge of the salvage…