Royal Navy clearance divers dispose of WW2 mine

Still dredging them up after 70-years, still disposing of them safely. BZ to the Southern Diving Group. There’s expertise that can’t be put out to Chinese contract!

World War Two mine destroyed past Plymouth Breakwater

A WORLD War Two mine has been destroyed after being found by a fishing vessel.

A Royal Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team disposed of the mine in a controlled explosion south of Plymouth Breakwater.

World War Two mine destroyed past Plymouth Breakwater

The explosion took place at 11am today, and Royal Navy EOD divers conducted a survey to establish the success of the operation.

A 1000m cordon was established for the destruction of the mine, which had been recovered by a fishing vessel near Eddystone Light.

If you saw the controlled explosion from the Sound or Plymouth Hoe send your pictures to news@theplymouthherald.co.uk

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/World-War-destroyed-past-Plymouth-Breakwater/story-19662798-detail/story.html

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