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Sunday, 01 April 2018 - 12:45
World War 2 shipwreck re-floated by Sri Lanka navy
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A British passenger ship that sank after it was bombed in a Japanese air strike in World War Two has been raised off the Sri Lanka coast after 75 years.

The SS Sagaing, whose passengers and cargo were largely saved back in 1942, has been refloated with the help of a team of divers from Sri Lanka's navy.

It had been resting about 35ft (10.7m) under the water at Trincomalee harbour.

The salvage operation took several months and was carried out by Sri Lanka's Eastern Naval Command unit.

The wreck of the SS Sagaing after it was floated by Sri Lanka's navy

The wreck of the British World War Two ship the SS Sagaing after it was floated by Sri Lanka's navy

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