UK: Bomb disposal team called out and beach cordoned off after sea mine found near Porthpean

A Royal Navy bomb disposal team has been deployed after the discovery of a large mine off the Cornish coast. St Austell Coastguard was called to reports of a large metal buoy off Porthlean at around 1:15pm on Monday 11 Read More …

UK: Man pleads guilty to Gosport explosives offence

A man who detonated a low explosive device in the presence of police officers has admitted the offence in court. Police attended an address in Carr Court, Davenport Close, shortly before 10am on 28 August last year to arrest 54-year-old Read More …

UK: Major incident declared in Plymouth after suspected WW2 bomb found in residential area

A major incident has been declared in Plymouth after what is believed to be a WW2 bomb was found in a residential area of the city. Police officers have evacuated multiple properties in the Keyham area, along St Michael Avenue Read More …

UK: WWII bouncing mine found at Devon recycling centre

A Second World War bouncing mine has been found in a Devon recycling centre. Police in Kingsbridge confirmed that the unexploded ordnance was discovered at Torr Quarry earlier today (Saturday October 14). A spokesperson for Kingsbridge Police said the Royal Read More …

UK: Controlled explosion of WW2 bomb found on seabed

A controlled explosion has been carried out by Royal Navy divers off the north coast of Guernsey. Police said what was thought to be “an airdropped weapon” from World War Two was detonated at 10:15 BST. It said the device Read More …

Ukrainian troops learn bomb disposal skills in Scottish Highlands

Ukrainian troops have been on exercises in the Scottish Highlands learning how to disarm and defuse Russian bombs, booby traps and mines. Royal Navy divers and experts have been training their Ukrainian counterparts on finding and neutralising explosive devices in Read More …

Royal Navy divers help clear Baltic Sea of unexploded ordnance during Exercise Open Spirit

Royal Navy divers are supporting Nato security efforts to recover unexploded mines and torpedoes in the Baltic Sea during Exercise Open Spirit. Specialists from the UK are taking part in a multinational explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) exercise hosted by Latvia, Read More …

Ukraine: Underwater minehunter drone training a ‘game changer’ for clearing coastline

Ukrainian sailors are being trained to use underwater minehunter drones by the Royal Navy that will play a vital role in helping clear its coastline. More than a dozen Ukrainian personnel have already started a three-week course at a facility Read More …