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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Dredging up Danger in British Harbor

Portsmouth, United Kingdom A WWII bomb containing 290 pounds of high explosives was discovered in the Portsmouth harbor by a dredging vessel. Divers from the Royal Navy's Portsmouth-based Southern Diving Unit 2 responded and deemed the ordnance to be of high threat.

All ferries were stopped and trains between Portsmouth and Southsea station and Portsmouth Harbour were suspended while experts towed the munition, identified as a German SC250 bomb, out to sea for controlled detonation.

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UXO Found on Popular Welsh Beach

Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom The Llansteffan Coastguard responded to Saundersfoot beach to reports that a UXO had been found buried in the sand. The Royal Navy Bomb Disposal Unit then responded to detonate the item in place after clearing the area. The exact type of UXO was not reported.

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Controlled Explosion Planned for Windfarm Ordnance

Lancing Beach, United Kingdom Two unexploded WWII munitons (type not reported) will be detonated in a controlled explosion this week off the coast of Lancing Beach. The UXO was found during construction of the Rampion offshore wind farm. The items, found at a depth of 13 meters during an earlier conducted UXO survey.

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