Category Archives: Offshore UXO

Solomon’s Underwater EOD Training

  Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 2’s Construction Dive Detachment Bravo (CDD/B) conducted advanced dive technical training with the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit, and Maritime divers on Tulagi Island, May 4-15. The training was … Continue reading

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Cambodian Underwater UXO

  When 42-year-old fisherman Yor Dieb snagged his net on an object just meters from the Mekong River bank here, he had little choice but to dive down and untangle it by hand. The net had wrapped itself on the … Continue reading

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CSS Georgia Salvage

  Divers and military salvage crews will spend the next nine months raising what’s left of an armored Confederate warship that’s been rotting at the bottom of the Savannah River for 150 years. After years of planning, the Army Corps … Continue reading

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Fishing boat nets WW2 chemical UXO

  Danish fishermen reeled in a particularly dangerous catch during an trawl in the Baltic Sea – a mustard gas bomb from World War Two. The fishing cutter caught the unexploded German ordnance in the sea around the island of … Continue reading

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Two Arrested for UXO Possession

  Two men from a village in South Bougainville in Papua New Guinea have been arrested after they were found to be in possession of two bombs from the Second World War. Senior Sergeant John Popui says the two men … Continue reading

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Robot Finds Underwater Mines

  Some teachers believe that “hands-on” experience is the best way to learn. A group of students in the United States is putting that belief to the test. The students are with the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New … Continue reading

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DRAFT IMAS for Underwater ERW

  Upon request of the mine action community through the IMAS Review Board, the GICHD, in consultation with a group of experts, drafted a new IMAS 09.60 to address underwater survey and clearance of explosive ordnance (EO). Conflicts, wars and … Continue reading

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Bomb on Yorkshire Beach

  PART of Scarborough’s South Bay beach was cordoned off by police today, after police received reports of an unexploded bomb. A member of the public phoned police at just before 5pm to report what they believed to be a … Continue reading

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TRL Assist in Sewol Search

  Threat Resolution Limited (TRL) has deployed personnel to Korea to assist in the Sewol search and recovery operations. The sinking of the MV Sewol occurred on 16 April 2014 en route to Jeju from Incheon. The South Korean ferry capsized … Continue reading

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Obituary – Lieutenant-Commander Kenneth Kempsell

Lieutenant-Commander Kenneth Kempsell Lieutenant-Commander Kenneth Kempsell, who has died aged 83, was an outspoken leader of the Royal Navy’s elite band of mine clearance divers. On August 15 1963 a torpedo exploded in the armoury at RAF Kinloss, killing two … Continue reading

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