After 58 Years Of Searching, WWII-Era Tanker Wreck Found
NOAA was looking for the U.S. Navy tanker wreckage because it was thought to be a potential pollution threat.By Kate Grumke | September 5, 2015
After almost 60 years at the bottom of the ocean, researchers have finally found the wreckage of a World War II-era U.S. Navy tanker.
The USNS Mission San Miguel transported fuel in WWII and the Korean War, but it sank in 1957 after hitting the Maro Reef. The entire crew was rescued, but the location of the wreckage was never recorded.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was looking for the wreckage because it was identified as a potential pollution threat.