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General Information
  Introduction
  Introduction
  How it works?
  How it works?
  The Anatomy
  The Anatomy
  Meet the Team
  Meet the Team
  The Gears
  The Gears
  Expedition Log
  Expedition Log
  Expeditions Schedule
  Expeditions Schedule
  Forms
  Forms
  Episode Overview
  Episode Overview
  The Empress of Asia
  The Empress of Asia
  The Quest for Truth
  The Quest for Truth
  Prisoners & Warriors of the Sea
  Prisoners & Warriors of the Sea
  The Ultimate Disaster
  The Ultimate Disaster
  Sinking the Unsinkable
  Sinking the Unsinkable
  Yellow Coals from the Deep
  Yellow Coals from the Deep
Assistance & Sponsership
Assistance & Sponsership
  Governmental Endorsement
  Information, Literature, etc
  Manpower
  Safety and Security
  Sponsorship
  Press & Media
  Media Coverage
  Media Coverage
 
 
 
 
 
 

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THE QUEST FOR TRUTH

During the second Great War, the South China Sea was the arena for one of the most violent battles, recklessness, traitorous acts as well as extreme bravery in the history of World War II.

However, most of these stories were never told. Destined to remain hidden and buried in the murky blanket of the seas of Southeast Asia.

In the secret and silent world of the world’s
submarine services, hidden from the public’s eye,
one of the lesser players of WWII, the Royal Netherlands Navy, sent submarines to protect its interest in the Dutch East Indies.

In the early 1940s, the K-XVI, K-XVII, O-16, and O-20 ploughed the great stretches of the Seas of Malaya and Indonesia laying ambush for any Axis ships foolhardy enough to cross their path. Armed with 14 torpedoes, 8.8 cm and 40 mm guns, and manned by 38 sea-hardened sailors, these silent assassins nevertheless met their match and eventual demise in the seabed of Southeast Asia.

Till today, all but one boat is yet to be found, the K-XVI. 3 expeditions were launched in the past 3 years to seek out this wreck. But even in death, the K-XVI remains as elusive. The focus of this one-hour documentary will be to seek and recover the K-XVI.

It will trace the events behind the sinking of the three found subs to find clues about the sinking and maybe the final resting place of the K-XVI.
 
 
 
 
  The Production

The experience of Michael Lim and the various expeditions undertaken by him prompt him to come up with the idea of producing an adventure documentary about the 4 missing submarines belonging to the Dutch navy.

Below is information on the story of the documentary and the submarines involved. In the 5 years of working with the Dutch Navy, families of the deceased and survivors of the submarines, Michael Lim is ready to reveal a war story of joy, sadness and fighting spirit that demonstrates these men’s Bravery Beneath the Waves.
 
 
 
 
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