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.

Italy UXO


UXO Found Among Farming Tools at Scrap Yard

Tarkio, Montana EOD from Whiteman Air Force Base traveled to a Atchison County scrap yard to examine a WWII rocket located among scrap metal being sorted for recycling. The munition was mixed in with some farming implements at the plant. Workers on the scene realized the potential danger and alerted authorities.


British WWII Era Bomb Disposed At Sea

Fano, Italy Authorities evacuated 23,000 residents after the discovery of British WWII era unexploded bomb. The 225-kilogram bomb was uncovered during excavation work on Sassonia beach. Authorities responding to the call identified that the bomb had a delay fuze.

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Construction of Childcare Center Halted by UXO

Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan Navy EOD responded to the construction site for a child-development center in Yokosuka after WWII UXO was uncovered. Area residents were forced to shelter in place until the 25mm anti-aircraft shells were eventually deemed inert by EOD. The area was declared safe and the cordon was lifted.

Charleston EOD Remove Explosive Collectible from Shed

James Island, South Carolina An Air Force EOD team from Joint Base Charleston removed an old UXO from a home on James Island. The James Island Fire Department and Charleston County Bomb Squad were also called to the scene after a woman found the device in her shed.

The area was blocked of and neighboring homes were evacuated as EOD removed the ordnance to transport it out of the neighborhood for disposal at Joint Base Charleston.

James Island Uxo


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