Spain: Navy divers neutralise unexploded bomb a few kilometres off Aguilas

A member of a Calabardina (Murcia) diving club recently discovered a partially-buried bomb in the seabed not far from Aguilas. Alerted by the diver, the authorities notified the Guardia Civil’s Special Underwater Activities Group (GEAS) who confirmed the presence of Read More …

Norway’s practice of blowing up WWII sea mines is deadly for marine mammals

In the Second World War, narrow sea areas such as fjords and straits suffered the most from mine warfare. Many Norwegian fjords were mined in the war and these old mines still cause danger for shipping and other human activities Read More …

Australian Navy team detonates suspected World War II bomb discovered in Darwin Harbour

A team of navy divers has detonated a suspected World War II “dummy bomb” that’s believed to have been sitting on Darwin Harbour’s seabed for up to 80 years. Footage released by the Australian Defence Force shows the controlled explosion, 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 …

Cambodia: Submerged UXO clearance fast-tracked

Operators clearing underwater unexploded ordnance (UXO) from the wreckage of sunken warships have been focused on speeding up operations. They dredge sand from around the wreckage, enabling them to recover both the UXOs and the pieces of the vessels, sunk Read More …

Cambodia: UXO clearance needs more funds, equipment, expertise

Underwater operations to clear unexploded ordnance (UXO) from a warship sunk in on a warship in Prey Veng province’s Koh Chek are being stifled through a lack of professional manpower, modern equipment, and funds. Senior Minister Ly Thuch, who is Read More …

Mine Exploitation: What Happens When the Fleet Has to Clear Modern, Unknown Mines?

Across from the quarterdeck of the Naval School, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), the EOD Memorial bears the names of the 343 military EOD technicians killed in the line of duty since the beginning of the EOD career field. The earliest Read More …

Royal Navy divers from Portsmouth undertake ‘importance’ explosives clearance using state-of-the-art drones in Lithuania

Delta Diving Unit from the Diving & Threat Exploitation Group (DTXG) based on Horsea Island in Portsmouth, practised identifying – and neutralising – a range of explosive devices in the water and ashore across Lithuania. Alongside their Canadian, Lithuanian, US, Read More …

BALTOPS 22: A Perfect Opportunity For Research And Testing New Technology

BALTIC SEA — A significant focus of BALTOPS every year is the demonstration of NATO mine hunting capabilities, and this year the U.S. Navy continues to use the exercise as an opportunity to test emerging technology. In support of BALTOPS, Read More …