UXO Find Causes Temporary Pier Closure

Essex, United Kingdom The Southend recreational pier, a popular tourist attraction, was temporarily closed for two days after the discovery of a UXO item approximately 30 meters from the pier. A Royal Navy EOD team responded to remove the WWII era munition shown below (specific type not reported). 04-08-2019-Southend.jpg

Fisherman Pulls Up WWII Era Depth Charge

Largs, United Kingdom A fisherman accidentally snagged a WWII era munition from the Firth of Clyde, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean. At first the crew thought it was an old boiler but after pulling the item to the deck, they decided to notify the Coastguard of their unusual find.

The Coastguard responded and setup a 700 meter exclusion zone around the vessel as they contacted the Royal Navy for assistance. EOD was dispatched at met the vessel north of Great Cumbrae where they safely removed the munition from the fishing vessel.

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EOD Team Responds To Ordnance On The Beach

Selsey Beach, United Kingdom A local resident found munitions related items along the beach and notified authorities. The Coastguard and police responded and proceeded to cordon off the area while they sent images of the items to an EOD team.

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Trawler Nets Unexploded Bomb

Solent, United kingdom Royal Navy Bomb Disposal was called to Motherbank (a shallow sandbar off the northeast coast of the Isle of Wight) after a trawler reported a UXO find. The experienced captain quickly realized that he had something potentially dangerous in his nets when he noticed a bomb. He ordered the crew to carefully lower the bomb in the water and proceeded to report the find to the Coast Guard.

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Magnet Fishermen Haul in WWII Shell in Maidstone

Maidstone, United Kingdom Bomb disposal experts were called to Maidstone town centre after two novice magnet fishermen pulled in a large ordnance item from under a bridge. Realizing that it was potentially dangerous, they pulled the item against a wall and called police. Photos of the munition were sent to a Ministry EOD team who identified it as a WWII munition (specific type not reported). Police remained on the scene, awaiting the arrival of a disposal team.

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Trawler Hauls In 1-Ton German Bomb

Normandy, France Fishermen in France hauled in a potentially deadly catch when they netted a 1-ton German WWII bomb. A trawler found the bomb off the coast of Normandy, 2.5 miles from the port of Grandcamp-Maisy. After the crew was evacuated, explosive experts safely defused the bomb, according to a tweet from French authorities. The bomb was found near the site of the 1944 D-Day landing.

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Civilian Divers Find WWII Era Bomb

Teignmouth, United Kingdom A Royal Navy Bomb Disposal team based in Plymouth has been dispatched to Devon beach following reports of an unexploded bomb in the water. The UXO was discovered by two civilian divers north of Teignmouth pier. The divers took pictures of the item (shown below) before reporting the item to the police.

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Search Expands for WWII Era River Bomb

Budapest, Hungary an underwater search team has been dispatched to the River Danube near the Elizabeth Bridge to locate a unexploded WWII era Soviet bomb. The bomb was reportedly spotted two days earlier by civilian divers lying in the river bed near Elizabeth Bridge.

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Torpedo Rides Ashore in High Tide

Herm, Guernsey Due to some abnormally strong tides, a British WWII torpedo was unearthed on a beach in Herm. The Guernsey Police bomb squad went out to the island to investigate, and were happy to find that the item did not contain explosives.

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Diver Encounters Possible WWII Mine off English Coast

Falmouth, England A suspected WWII mine was found off the shore of Falmouth by a civilian diver. The item was encountered approximately 2,600 ft. from the coast. Realizing a potential threat, the diver called in the Coastguard to report his find.

The Coastguard contacted a Royal Navy bomb disposal team to investigate. Falmouth Coastguard personnel assisted the EOD team together to find the suspected bomb which EOD identified as a 9 foot long WWII era German 'G' Parachute Mine.

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