Royal Navy Called upon to Destroy a Dredged Mine

Posted on June 9, 2014

Royal Navy minehunter destroys 300lbs mine dredged up by fishing boat off Falmouth

A Royal Navy minehunter has destroyed a Second World War mine dredged up by a fishing vessel off the coast of Falmouth.

HMS Pembroke used her state-of-the-art Seafox system to seek out and destroy the mine – estimated to be around 300lbs of explosive material.

Dredged up in the nets of a fisherman earlier in the week the mine had been marked out with a buoy for the minehunter to be able to pinpoint its location and make sure the area remained safe for mariners.

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