Continuously leaking oil from the Blücher eventually spurred remediation efforts. In 1994, a team of divers retrieved 1,000 tons of oil from the wreck, buried at a depth of 35 fathoms (210 ft; 64 m). Bonus: the oil was then scrubbed and sold at market! But 47 fuel bunkers still remain too deep to reach, so periodic oil spills continue to mark the spot of the Blücher’s demise.

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