A submarine wreck was discovered in Swedish waters and caught on video. Authorities investigate if this submarine is modern or from World War I.
Sweden has a difficult relationship with Russian submarines. Reports of Russian subs showing up on Sweden's coast has put pressure on the relationship between the two countries.
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Now a the discovery of a wrecked submarine of reportedly Russian origin has been spotted of the coast of Sweden.
The mini-submarine is about 20 meters long and 3.5 meters wide was discovered by Ocean X Team and Ixplorer last week.
Ocean X Team says that it is unclear how old the submarine is and how long it has been laying at the sea floor, but the Cyrillic letters on the hull indicates that it is Russian.
A video published by Swedish news magazine Expressen shows that the submarine is completely intact and has no visible damage to the hull and the hatches are closed.
"Therefore do we fear that the crew have not been able to save them self when the sub went down," says Stefan Hogeborn, a Ocean X Team diver.
The submarine was found during an expedition where a camera equipped, unmanned mini-submarine of the model ROV, Remote Operated Vehicle, was sent down.
Ocean X Team has informed the Swedish Armed Forces of the discovery. The military is still investigating to find out if the submarine is new or an historic find.
An expert quoted in the Expressen report says that the wreck could be a Catfish submarine from 1916 and not a modern submarine. Russian news site Lenta confirms this opinion. A catfish submarine reportedly disappeared during World War I.
The Ocean X Team is now preparing for a new expedition, divers will be sent down to film and to investigate the submarine wreck more closely.
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Ocean X Team has previously made several discoveries such as shipwrecks and historical objects, including bottles of champagne from 1916.