UXO Found by Dredgers off Arabian Coast
Jawaharlal Nehru, India An unexploded shell, believed to be from World War-II, was found in the Arabian Sea off Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) coast during dredging operations. According to reports, the shell was 40 centimeters long, with a 10 centimeter diameter and weighed 10 kilograms. Navy officials said that a private vessel was conducting an operation when the projectile shell got stuck in the drag head of its dredging arm.
"The ship informed harbor and JNPT sought assistance from Indian Navy for removal of the shell. A team of explosives experts led by Commander Mukul Rathi was rushed. The shell was successfully removed and has been sent for further analysis and safe disposal," said a defense spokesperson.
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