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Isle of Wight: WW2 ocean mine exploded by Navy

An ocean mine has been exploded in the wake of being gotten in an angling net off the bank of the Isle of Wight. 


The 7ft (2.1m) gadget, going back to World War Two, was gotten by a vessel around one mile (1.6km) off the Needles at 08:00 BST on Saturday, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said.

The Royal Navy's Explosive Ordnance Disposal group, situated in Portsmouth, annihilated it at 10:51 on Sunday.

Cautioning communicates were issued to adjacent vessels amid the task.

The Needles Coastguard Rescue Team additionally took care of guarantee open wellbeing, while jumpers set the mine back on the ocean bed and afterward exploded it.

As per the Ministry of Defense, it contained about 2000lb of explosives.

Obligation controller Piers Stanbury stated: "This is doubtlessly an old German wartime ocean mine."


 

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