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110 kg WWII bomb discovered on seabed

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On Monday 29th March a 110 kg WWII bomb was identified on the seabed near Hinkley Point power station on the Bristol Channel, in Somerset.

110 kg WWII bomb discovered on seabed 

On Monday 29th March a 110 kg WWII bomb was identified on the seabed near Hinkley Point power station on the Bristol Channel, in Somerset.

The local Harbour Master, Nick Clarence, advised vessels in the area to proceed with extreme caution and stay 550 metres away from the device at all times.

The Royal Navy will be detonating the device, but until then nearby vessels have been made aware of the longitude and latitude location of the WWII bomb, to ensure their safety.  This location is 51°13’27.365″N and 003°09’27.940″W. 

The discovery of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the Bristol Channel is a relatively common occurrence, due to it formerly being used as an army training range.

This find closes off our Marine March focus neatly by further highlighting that the presence of UXO within the marine space remains an issue.  For any intrusive subsea works, it’s essential to mitigate the risk UXO poses to your team, assets, and project timelines.

Determining the history of your site helps determine what mitigation steps you need - if any at all.  Make informed decisions about your UXO risk, contact SafeLane Global for a desktop study today. 

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