Spiggot Mortar Discovered on UK Beach

Cleethorpes, United Kindgom A 200-meter safety cordon was set up and a controlled explosion carried out on a beach in Cleethorpes after a WWII spiggot mortar was found by a member of the public. According to the Maritime & Coastguard Agency, the device was discovered during a clean-up at the Cleethorpes nature reserve. Royal Air Force EOD confirmed that the munition still had explosive charge.

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WWII Era UXO Find Causes Massive Evacuation

Berlin, Germany More than 10,000 people were evacuated from their homes and business while authorities responded to a WWII era British bomb found at a construction site. The evacuations also impacted one of Germany's busies train stations, a nearby hospital and court building.


Following the render safe operation, bomb disposal personnel were able to remove the bomb from the site and transport it off-site for disposal.


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Austria WWII Era Ordnance Clearance

Allentsteig, Austria Demolition operations began at the Allentsteig military training area to dispose of over 18 tons of UXO recovered from various construction sites around Austria and Germany. UXO, primarily consisting of WWI and WWII era ordnance, is disposed of twice a year at the Allentsteig facility located north of Vienna.


The two day disposal operation included a series of disposal shots to dispose of the large cache of ordnance which included allied bombs and other ordnance from WWII. Austria's defence minister, journalists and others were invited to witness the disposal shots from a bunker a safe distance away.


Another UXO Find on Blair Rifle Range Trail

North Vancouver, British Columbia Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) officials reached out to residents and those who use the trails at Blair Rifle Range about a recent UXO find by UXO contractors working in the area. The statement released by email read, "On April 12, 2018, DND found a three-inch mortar during its on-going UXO survey work at the former Blair Rifle Range. As part of regular UXO safety procedures, the area has been secured and access temporarily restricted until the item is safely disposed of. DND's military ordnance disposal team is on site to safely dispose of the item and ensure public safety. They have decided that a controlled on-site detonation is the safest way to dispose of the item, so you may notice a loud noise, some smoke, and minimal vibrations."



Fisherman "Nets" Ordnance

Orleans, Massachusetts Orleans Police and Fire personnel responded to reports of a fishing vessel which had dragged ashore a rusty ordnance item. Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad and Navy EOD teams took possession of the ordnance shown below.

The munition was moved to the end of the harbor and safely detonated in a controlled environment. According to Orleans Police, the round was likely deposited in the area from target practice that occurred in the area during the 1960s.


UXO Find by Children Hits Close to Home

East Honiara, Solomon Islands EOD from the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force safely removed a UXO discovered by children at the Panatina Creek in East Honiara. The munition was identified as US 81mm M57 WP Mortar.

The ordnance was located only feet from the home of the resident who reported the find. It has been transported to Hells Point for destruction at a later date.


Patio Parrot Round

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Construction of a patio for a home in North Myrtle Beach was halted when workers unearthed Civil War-era UXO. The city's public safety department secured the area and the Horry County bomb squad was called to the scene.

Shaw Air Force Base EOD was brought in to remove the ordnance, identified as a 3" Parrot round. Following removal, the item was safely destroyed at a site west of the Intracoastal Waterway.


UXO Find Forces Evacuation

Bologna, Italy Nearly 10,000 residents were evacuated as Italian Army EOD rendered safe a WWII era bomb was found at a construction site. The response also impacted vehicle and rail traffic around the area and caused the cancellation of over 65 flights at Bologna airport.

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