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11 May 2004 @ 06:40 am
COPENHAGEN (AFP) - A Danish trawler made a surprise catch when it scooped up a German submarine in its nets, forcing the vessel to rise to the surface, Danish sea rescue officials said.

The trawler was fishing in the Skagerrak waters between Norway and Denmark, about 20 nautical miles off the Danish port of Hirtshals, when it made its unusual catch.

"But the trawler's nets were not able to withstand (the weight of) this extraordinary catch," a sea rescue duty officer told AFP.

"The crew of the trawler was never in danger, they were more scared than anything else. And a German vessel helped the captured submarine to disentangle itself and continue on its route," he said.
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