A dredging operation was underway, Monday, July 27, in the commercial port of Sète. Opposite Quai H, it was intended to facilitate the entry of deeper draft vessels, by widening the access channel to the wharf.
During this manoeuvre, the dredger unearthed unidentified debris. One theory is that it is a German airplane carcass from WWII but that is yet to be validated. The prefecture has ordered a halt to this part of the site.
The Drassm, Department of archaeological research and underwater diving, was contacted by the port authorities to proceed with the identification of debris. The meeting between Drassm and Maritime Affairs is underway.