Spanish Navy Divers Remove Explosive Ordnance Off Tarragona Coast

A Spanish Navy divers disposal team (UBMCM) has neutralized three hand grenades found off the Tarragona coast.

The explosive ordnance was found by a diver on Saturday at a depth of about 3.5 meters at Forti Queen.

Navy divers neutralized the grenades by a controlled detonation explosive charge. Afterwards the team removed the remains of shells to minimize environmental impact.

During the operations Maritime Service and the Civil Guard GEAS and the local police in Tarragona delimited a safety zone at sea and on the ground.

Subsea World News Staff, September 02, 2014; Image: Armada Espanola



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