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.