NATO Fleet Launches Explosives Tour in the North Sea

From today, NATO mine countermeasures vessels will sail the North Sea in search of explosives from the First and Second World War. The mines and bombs pose a danger to fisheries in particular. Just yesterday, the navy brought Zierikzee in position to clear a 1,000-pounder for the harbor loop of Rotterdam. This had previously been fished up by a fishing…

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Zierikzee Detonates Airplane Bomb

September 29, 2020 (Google Translation) – HNLMS Zierikzee detonated an old airplane bomb in the North Sea this afternoon. That happened about 50 kilometers west of Rotterdam. Clearance of the explosive was given a high priority because the missile was at a point where ships often anchor. If the bomb were hit, it would have had major consequences. The clearance…

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