Vulcain Destroys/Recovers Second World War Explosive Devices

November 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – From November 18 to 22, 2019, the Vulcain Cleaner Divers (BBPD) building was deployed to conduct a clearance mission in the English Channel. On November 19, 2019, taking advantage of favorable weather conditions, the Vulcain, with a team of demining divers (GPD) on board, carried out a demining operation off Dieppe. During this operation, 29 150-pound US GPT 1 World War II bombs were moved and then cleared by mine clearance divers, representing approximately 1300 kg of TNT equivalent. The BBPD Vulcain then left…

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Mediterranean Minesweeping Divers (GPD MED) Research Wreckage of an American P-47

Google translation From June 25 to July 5, 2018, the group of Mediterranean Minesweeping Divers (GPD MED) conducted research operations on the wreckage of an American P47 fighter aircraft that crashed at sea south of Bastia in 1944. This operation was aimed at recovering human remains or objects allowing the identification of the American soldiers reported missing during the Second World War. Coordinated by the French underwater and underwater research department ( DRASSM ), these research operations were carried out from the Pluto Basin Divers (BBPD) building deployed off Bastia.…

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