Poland: Threat lurking in the Baltic | DW Documentary

Poland: Threat lurking in the Baltic | DW Documentary

The wrecks of World War II ships are strewn across the Baltic Sea floor – a ticking ecological time bomb. Former Polish Navy commander Benedykt Hac is tackling the problem.

Sooner or later, fuel leakages could contaminate the beaches of the Baltic Sea. But because the danger is less visible than in the case of a dramatic oil spill, many people in Poland are looking the other way. A report by Katarzyna Tuszyńska und Axel Rowohlt. A report by Katarzyna Tuszyńska und Axel Rowohlt.

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49 Comments

  1. Roberto Dulo on January 12, 2023 at 2:19 am

    Support Ukraine! We need MORE MONEY now to continue fight! 🇺🇦

  2. 99telepath99 on January 12, 2023 at 2:20 am

    when was Poland ever NOT a ticking time bomb? lol

  3. Mohammed Says Rashid on January 12, 2023 at 2:21 am

    DW documentary channel is a great documentary channel..it’s covered efforts rounding the world 🌎…👍🏻🤍💙💜🙏…what about coordination efforts amongst countries of Baltic sea 🌊 Basin for removing, cleaning trails of WW2 … theirs

  4. The Color Hero on January 12, 2023 at 2:23 am

    Wow. My prayers to the polish people. Hope the world is able to assist them with this.

  5. Daniel Tikusis on January 12, 2023 at 2:23 am

    It should be fairly easy to pump the fuel out of the tanks that are only 70 meters deep.

  6. Phil Collins on January 12, 2023 at 2:27 am

    What about the Russian Nuclear subs dotting the bottom just poisoning the planet

  7. dasburke on January 12, 2023 at 2:31 am

    RIP humans, not soon enough

  8. MN P on January 12, 2023 at 2:31 am

    Bombs, toxins, ships and fuel are a problem but nothing compared to Baltic Sea hypoxia refers to low levels of oxygen in bottom waters due to nutrients pollution from farms and city-as much as 25% of bottom water are total oxygen dead. almost from Gdansk to Finland

  9. Michael Storto on January 12, 2023 at 2:35 am

    Thank you for this alarming report. Thank you Bemnedykt Hac for your great courage and energy to make visible before it will be too late of what is still hidden.

  10. POPS XOGMP on January 12, 2023 at 2:36 am

    Well done humans…

  11. TheLightintheheart on January 12, 2023 at 2:36 am

    Maybe it’s time for Poland to make a call to its neighbouring countries to help with this if they are not able to do it on their own. When those ships full of oil burst, this is not only the Polish waters that will be polluted but all of the Baltic sea and its life. I am sure people of science and ordinary people can join up and do this. Where there is a will, there is a way.

  12. Professor Rinse on January 12, 2023 at 2:36 am

    *Unexploded Ordnance. Ordinance is something entirely different, fyi.

  13. Apollo on January 12, 2023 at 2:40 am

    All these rich nations that participated in world war 2 should pay for the clean up. The rest of us are now paying for these ecological disasters and pollution!

  14. Steven Strube on January 12, 2023 at 2:40 am

    MANKIND NEVER THINKS OF CONSEQUENCES ON THIS LEVEL, WATERS AROUND THE GLOBE ARE TICKING TIME BOMBS!!!!!!!!!

  15. Milla Alloces on January 12, 2023 at 2:42 am

    If the Germans had to pay for everything an Austrian painter did, they would go bankrupt

  16. Piotr. Leniec-Lincow on January 12, 2023 at 2:48 am

    No one knows who should pay to clean this mess ?
    I know . The ones that started this mess in 1939 .

    When i scratch your car i have to pay .

  17. Stella Elkhenizy on January 12, 2023 at 2:49 am

    The worst virus on this earth, mankind 😔

  18. Hobbsdad on January 12, 2023 at 2:49 am

    Ah! The 40’s! When they didn’t give a shit about the environment. Oh wait! They still don’t!

  19. Fun Gi on January 12, 2023 at 2:49 am

    And countries want nuclear submarines

  20. Slavic Cat on January 12, 2023 at 2:51 am

    Graf Zeppelin was also discovered, wonder how much oil is still inside of the bunkers.

  21. Manuel Sadowski on January 12, 2023 at 2:51 am

    If poland lacks the knowhow, why isn‘t there cooperation with and involvement of other concerned states!? It might be in polands waters, but everyone has an interst in solving that (seemingly huge!) problem.. states should back the man‘s initiative

  22. Chris Chaos on January 12, 2023 at 2:51 am

    There’s 1000s of shipwrecks like this all over the world. This is the price we pay for building these war machines. Everyone is responsible and best case scenario would be to stop doing this all together…🍻

  23. VRT International on January 12, 2023 at 2:51 am

    What about Lithuania borders ? Clean ??

  24. PetsGamesandRobots on January 12, 2023 at 2:51 am

    US be like: did someone say OIL?!

  25. dest wong on January 12, 2023 at 2:52 am

    Usually it need to be break and after an disaster only they will do something about it

  26. asterix dogmatix on January 12, 2023 at 2:54 am

    Same as Chuuk (Truk) Lagoon in the Pacific.

  27. Thomas Phanote on January 12, 2023 at 2:54 am

    There’s a protest in Iran in 2022

  28. Resolver Resolver on January 12, 2023 at 2:54 am

    Yahweh hallelujah shalom, i pray for unity,the cause and foundation of the war is Italy nd France Paris,and America,Napoli,Rome,Taranto,Torino,Sardinia

  29. P Orchard on January 12, 2023 at 2:55 am

    It’s all because of theGermans starting tgeWar! GermansMust remove them!

  30. That Guy :D on January 12, 2023 at 2:56 am

    i feel like a watched a longer version of this like a year or 2 ago

  31. Saroj Adhikari on January 12, 2023 at 2:57 am

    Our actions are irreversible.these wars affected so many families and still is affecting future generations.we continue living so..

  32. MERLIN on January 12, 2023 at 2:58 am

    Who’s ships and munitions are they? They should be responsible for the cleanup.
    Sounds like Germany needs to fund the cleanup as it’s their vessels causing the disaster.

  33. Papa Dave on January 12, 2023 at 2:58 am

    @DW Documentary  @0:38 Not a big, hairy deal, but you used the wrong word. Ordinance refers to laws and regulations. Ordnance (no ‘i’) refers to explosives.

    ~Cheers from Michigan

  34. Diana SUNSHINE Wulf on January 12, 2023 at 2:58 am

    WHAT ABOUT CALIFORNIA AND JAPAN?

  35. Ana Paulina on January 12, 2023 at 2:58 am

    You don’t even want my comment on the damage that is done to the Mother of us all. Let the Ship(t) sink!

  36. Caretta Myers on January 12, 2023 at 2:59 am

    Humanity is doomed!A ticking time bomb.

  37. Mark Trinidad on January 12, 2023 at 2:59 am

    I think this is just nature taking revenge on the most warlike continent on the Earth’s history.

  38. Lord Brennan of Sealand on January 12, 2023 at 3:00 am

    Send the bill to Germany.

  39. Łukasz Parfianowicz on January 12, 2023 at 3:01 am

    Who is responible for this? Is it another dark joke? Germany and Russia as agressors for fuck sake. Poland is a pray both in the past when WW2 took place and now as a beneficient of todays hazard and disadvantages. Simple is that.

  40. Diesel Builder on January 12, 2023 at 3:03 am

    Germany needs to pay to clean this up, they also need to pay to defend and rebuild Ukraine. Germany always seems to be involved….

  41. TKRD G on January 12, 2023 at 3:03 am

    Fox News ending remarks are too long ,
    This documentary has No ending remarks at all ,

  42. GuitarDog on January 12, 2023 at 3:04 am

    Modern Man has doomed the biosphere.

  43. CardboardAidedDesign on January 12, 2023 at 3:06 am

    Dilution is solution to pollution.

  44. Gregor Wenger on January 12, 2023 at 3:07 am

    Eigentlich ist klar : Deutschland, als Nachfolge-Staat des "Deutschen Reiches", ist verantwortlich für die Bergung und Entsorgung dieser Wracks.

  45. Gehan Adel on January 12, 2023 at 3:12 am

    Nations and the environment always pay the cost of this kind of atrocity, and authorities and politicians do not seem to take an interest in this issue

  46. M. P on January 12, 2023 at 3:12 am

    Estimated 3 million wrecks on the world’s ocean floor.

  47. RubberSoul on January 12, 2023 at 3:12 am

    American watching from the State of Rhode Island in the U.S.-though this threat will probably never effect me directly-it’s still very interesting and important-the environment should be preserved-EVERYWHERE-I hope to see a follow-up to this story soon-that serious action is being taken to address this major issue-much luck to Cmdr. Benedykt.

  48. jie li on January 12, 2023 at 3:15 am

    Facing the European energy crisis! And European negative interest rate policy! Risk of economic collapse! The exchange rate of RMB against Euro will rise sharply!

  49. Poodle In A Doodle on January 12, 2023 at 3:16 am

    the guy who sinks it: cleans it.

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