Warning Issued as Resident Brings Home WWII Flare from Beach

Ardrossan , Scotland Bomb disposal experts were called to Ardrossan after a phosphorus flare that was found washed up on the town's beach earlier was brought back to a home in the area. Witnesses reported a heavy police presence including fire engines, ambulance, and EOD from Faslane who were there to assist with the dangerous situation.

A spokesperson from Police Scotland said, "We received a call around 11.15pm relating to an item that was found on Ardrossan beach and had been taken to an address on Park View, Ardrossan. Officers alongside Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) attended. The item requires further examination and enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances."

The suspected UXO is thought to be part of an estimated million and a half tons of war surplus that was decommissioned at the second-biggest military port of Cairnryan after WWII and later dumped at sea around the West coast of Scotland.

People have been requested to stay vigilant and avoid picking up any strange objects on the beach, and instead, alert the coastguard on 999.

Environmental Investigation Launched after Divers Find WWII UXO

Lna»i, Hawaii Aquatic biologists from the DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) conducted rapid SCUBA dive assessments of reefs and the marine environment in the area surrounding three UXO found by recreational divers off Lna»i's south shore.

Navy EOD team confirmed the locations of the UXO, about 300 yards offshore, in water 74 to 94-feet deep. EOD confirmed that the munitions are likely WWII-era.

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Sea Mine Interrupts Holiday Beach Day

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida Easter Sunday beachgoers were forced to clear out from an area of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea after a potential UXO washed ashore. The large device, marked with the word "inert", was discovered by a Broward Sheriff's Office (BSO) deputy.

The deputy blocked off a section of the beach and called in additional BSO deputies, the bomb squad, and members of the U.S. Air Force to inspect the item. The munition was determined to be an inert military sea mine training device and was safely removed from the shore.

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Big (UXO) Catch off UK Coast

Shanklin, United Kingdom Bomb disposal experts have safely detonated an unidentified ordnance item dragged up by two fishermen of the coast of the Isle of Wight. Royal Navy EOD responded to the site of the discovery to examine and dispose of the munition.

Bombs Found In Maoao Bay

Taipei, Taiwan A local team of Navy and Coast Guard personnel are working to develop a plan to safely dispose of 13 unexploded bombs in waters off the northeastern coast of the country in Maoao Bay. A diver spotted the ordnance and reported the find to authorities.

A search of the area yielded 13 ordnance in all at a depth of 10-13 meters near what appeared to be an airplane propeller, according to authorities. The area has been cordoned off with buoys to prevent fishing boats, divers or ships coming near the location as they develop a plan to dispose of the hazard.

Practice Sea Mine Washed Ashore

Salvo, North Carolina A practice sea mine washed up at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The mine was found by National Park Service rangers who secured the mine and called the Navy to respond. An EOD team from Norfolk responded and transported the mine for proper disposal. EOD confirmed that the mine did not contain any explosives.

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Unexploded WW II Bombs Recovered From The Seabed

KoBobrzeg, Poland Police and Fire Fighters evacuated hundreds of people from a 1.5-mile radius as a bomb disposal team recovered several WWII era unexploded bombs from the Baltic Sea. The bombs were found in the close to shore where the water depth was approximately 5-feet.

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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.

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Phosphorous Flare Found on Popular UK Beach

Watchet, United Kingdom The Watchet Coastguard issued a safety warning to members of the public after it found a UXO on popular Lilstock Beach. Upon arrival, the team located the suspected ordnance, identified as a phosphorous flare, and established a safety cordon around it. After consulting with a Royal Navy EOD team, it was determined that the flare could not be destroyed until daylight. Members of the public were warned not to approach or touch the flare.

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Boy Recovers Barnacle-Covered Bomb in Benicia

Benicia, California A young boy found a strange metal object in the waters off the coast of Benicia. The boy swam down and picked the barnacle-encrusted object up and brought it to shore to show to his father. The father recognized the device as an old grenade, and quickly called the police to report the find.

Officers arrived on scene and evacuated the area before calling in local Air Force EOD to investigate. The EOD squad from the Travis Air Force Base responded to the call and assisted in safe disposal of the grenade. They then cleared the area ensuring no more explosives were around before opening the area back up to the public. No injuries were reported from the incident.

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