The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Thursday that the wrecks of a ship that could belong to the Bloody Marsh oil tanker were discovered off the coast of South Carolina.
Today’s #Okeanos exploration has come to a close. Based on evidence surveyed, participating scientists are reasonably certain that it is USS Bloody Marsh. Stay tuned for details!With building weather, tomorrow’s dive has been cancelled. Fingers crossed for Saturday! pic.twitter.com/E4JegSKyQ8
— NOAA Ocean Exploration (@oceanexplorer) October 28, 2021
“Based on the evidence studied, the participating scientists are reasonably certain that it is the USS Bloody Marsh,” says the entity on its Twitter account.
The tanker was built in 1943 in Chester, Pennsylvania. That same year, Germany sent a fleet of submarines to the US shores to attack merchant ships resupplying Europe. As part of the offensive, among other vessels, the Bloody Marsh also sank while making its maiden voyage from Houston to New York with a load of 106,496 barrels of oil.
Thus, it was decided to implement the search for the ship’s wrecks, since “ships like the Bloody Marsh, especially oil tankers, pose a potential threat of contamination,” emphasized NOAA.
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