Camp Lejeune Range Patrol Warn Public to Stay Away from Browns Island

Camp Lejeune, North Carolina As summer approaches, base officials at Camp Lejeune are warning the public of the dangers at Browns Island. "Browns Island is a target area that Camp LeJeune Marines and other services have been shooting at or dropping bombs on since 1942," said Camp Lejeune Range Patrol Officer Nick Klaus.

"What may look like a rusty piece of metal in the sand, could actually be an explosive device," Klaus said. "Not less than a week ago, we found a 500-pound bomb that was on the shore exposed by the tide."


British Coastguard Issues a Warning after Recovering Five Ordnance Items

Birling Gap, England The Birling Gap Coastguard team responded to reports of suspected pieces of ordnance at Birling Gap. A spokesperson for the team said, "The team located five old WWII shells early on Sunday morning, then came back in the evening on the next low tide to escort the armies bomb disposal [team] to assess and remove the items."


Bottle Hunter Finds UXO on New Zealand Beach

Auckland, New Zealand A portion of bottom of Narrow Neck Beach on Auckland's North Shore was cordoned off after an old military ordnance was found by a beach goer. The North Shore man said he had been walking along the beach when he came across an old military shell.


Live Artillery Round Found on California Beach

Ferndale, California A live military-grade artillery round was found on Centerville Beach near Ferndale, according to the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office (HCSO).

HCSO's bomb disposal team responded after beachgoers using metal detectors discovered the UXO buried under the sand. Realizing the potential threat of the device, they reported the find to law enforcement.


Tide Claims Possible UXO on UK Beach

Isle of Wight, England A Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team was called to Forelands Beach after a member of public reported a possible ordnance. The team was joined by the Royal Navy's Diving and Threat Exploitation Group.

According to coastguard spokesperson, "The crew attended again this morning and confirmed the ordnance was no longer there. It was likely moved or washed away by the tide."

Gas Cylinder Sparks UXO Scare on UK Beach

Eyemouth, Scotland Coastguard teams responded to an Eyemouth beach for reports of a suspect ordnance item. After photographing the item, a decision was made to leave it in place due to the rising tide.

A follow-up assessment revealed that it was a gas cylinder which closely resembles some WWII ordnance.


EOD Responds to Ordnance Washing Ashore in Outer Banks

Kill Devil Hills, NC Navy EOD responded along with local Authorities in the Outer Banks to a call for ordnance that reportedly washed ashore near a residential area. Dare County Emergency Management Director Drew Pearson described the ordnance as "small" (specific type not reported) and "very old, possibly even World War I or pre-World War 1 vintage." EOD safely transported the ordnance for proper disposal.

Warning Issued after Training Rounds Wash Ashore in Oregon

Newport, Oregon Police issued a warning after what appeared to be several hand grenades washed ashore on an Oregon beach. Officers responded to the area between Yaquina Bay State Park and Agate Beach in Newport, according to the Newport Police Department.

Three separate devices were reportedly discovered with labels that read, "Warning Explosive." The labels stated that the devices were "Simulator Hand Grenade M116A1s," used to simulate battlefield noises and effects during military training exercises.

The Oregon State Police Bomb Squad responded to safely remove the devices. Police urged the public to be cautious when encountering such potential UXO and to leave suspicious items in place and call 911.

UXO on Sussex Beach Prompts Coastguard Warning

Chichester, England Selsey Coastguard Rescue Team responded to Medmerry Beach after reports of the discovery of potentially "highly explosive" ordnance.

The team confirmed it was ordnance and a thorough search of the area uncovered additional munitions related items.

"Photos were taken and sent to the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team," a Selsey Coastguard Rescue Team spokesman said. "Unfortunately, the incoming tide covered the items before EOD arrived so the team stood down to return later on in the day."


UXO Found on Scottish Beach

Lochaber, Scotland UXO was found on a beach of Kentra Bay, also known as the Singing Sands, in Scotland. Salen and Kilchoan Coast Guard Rescue Teams were initially tasked to examine the military ordnance, according to a recent social media post.

The Coast Guard secured the area and placed a printed sign to warn others of the hazard as they called the Royall Navy for help in disposing of the hazards. EOD responded and safely countercharged the items.

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