Divers work to de-mine sunken sub

April 24, 2012 at 12:29 PM

HELSINKI, Finland, April 24 (UPI) -- Finnish Navy divers began to de-mine the wreckage of a WWII-era Soviet submarine Tuesday, which officials say will take up to four weeks.

The S-2 submarine, sunk on Jan. 2, 1940, will need to have mines and torpedoes removed from its hull. RIA Novosti reported its 50-man crew was lost when it sank in a minefield during the Winter War between the Soviet Union and Finland.

Swedish and Finnish divers discovered the wreckage in the Baltic Sea near the Aland Islands in June 2009, after a nearly 10-year search.

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