Calls for ‘quiet’ disposal of underwater bombs to protect sea life

Estimates suggest there are around 100,000 tonnes of explosives in the seas surrounding the UK, many of the devices left over from the Second World War. Though the explosives have lain untouched for many decades, they are increasingly posing problems Read More …

Cambodia: Another one tonne UXO cleared from sunken warship in the Mekong River

Over one tonne of unexploded ordnance (UXO) and remnants of war were cleared from a sunken warship in the Mekong River in Kampong Cham province on Sunday, increasing the total amount recovered to more than six tonnes since its discovery Read More …

EOD Mobile Unit and Croatian Navy Conduct Humanitarian Mine Action Training

SPLIT, Croatia – Sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) Eight, subordinate command of Commander, Task Force (CTF) 68, facilitated Department of Defense (DoD) Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) EOD Level 2 training to the Croatian Navy’s underwater EOD team Read More …

UK: ‘Pristine’ WW2 mine with 350kg of explosives detonated in Firth of Clyde

Bomb disposal experts from HMNB Clyde near Helensburgh were called into action yesterday (Tuesday) after a Second World War mine in “pristine” condition was discovered in waters around the Firth of Clyde. The team of explosive ordnance disposal experts from Read More …

EODGRU-1 completes NIEX, enhancing Ability to integrate with NECF, Fleet and Joint Forces

PORT HUENEME, Calif. (NNS) — Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group (EODGRU) 1 enhanced its ability to operate within the Navy Expeditionary Combat Force (NECF), fleet and Joint Forces by completing a Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) Integrated Exercise (NIEX) at Naval Read More …

U.S. Navy asks industry for stealthy ways to neutralize underwater sea mines without tipping-off the enemy

U.S. Navy researchers are asking industry for enabling technologies to neutralize low-observable underwater explosives from over-the-horizon ranges and undetected by enemy forces. Officials of the Office of Naval Research in Arlington, Va., issued an updated solicitation (N00014-20-S-B003) on Friday for Read More …