Shipwrecked WWII Vessel ‘SS Macumba’ Finally Discovered After 74 Years Off Arnhem Land

Shipwrecked WWII Vessel SS Macumba

Researchers found the merchant ship in the middle of the night, guarded by a reef shark.

A 74-year maritime mystery has finally been solved with the discovery of a merchant ship sunk in Northern Territory waters by Japanese air attack during World War II.

The wreck of SS Macumba was located around 1am on Wednesday morning during a CSIRO targeted survey in the Arafura Sea off the coast of Arnhem Land.

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