Latest bomb find news!
These are the BombRisk Research Department’s latest updates on the most recent UXO finds. There has been a large number of finds, particularly in Europe, including four large bombs found in Germany.
Also found was one item in Italy, two in France and one in Luxembourg which unfortunately detonated and led to two deaths.
Of particular interest to marine operators may be the article at the bottom which deals with migration of ordnance.
- 5th February – Railway station is evacuated and trains ordered not to stop when builders find unexploded World War Two bomb
- 7th February – Unexploded Ordnance at Moray East offshore windfarm
- 13th February - Rottingdean farm cordoned off after suspected bomb found
- 17th February - Essex beach closed over unexploded ordnance
- 18th February - Police and coastguard called to reports of unexploded ordnance
- 24th February - ‘Dopey’ dog digs up unexploded shell from Second World War
- 1st February - WWII bomb detonated in Lower Saxony, shattering windows
- 3rd February - Bomb de terre! WWI hand grenade is shipped from France to Hong Kong in a consignment of potatoes
- 4th February – Over 4,000 people affected by World War II bomb found in Essen
- 4th February - Battambang and Sihanoukville UXOs uncovered in Cambodia
- 6th February - Wreck of First Japanese Battleship Sunk By U.S. Navy in WWII Found
- 7th February - Rome's Ciampino airport reopened after the discovery of WWII bomb
- 14th February - Two dead as WWII bomb goes off at Waldhof army site
- 14th February – Unexploded explosive device forces Burlington residents to seek shelter in basements [Ontario]
- 16th February – 'Major disruption' on Eurostar after WWII bomb discovery
- 19th February - 250 kg WWII aerial bomb detonated in Nuremberg
- A treacherous ascent, the risk of unexploded ordnance ― and still they come [Hawaii]
- Chad: 400,000 sq. meters cleared of landmines
- Hidden bombs and eight million tonnes of rubble keep the people of Mosul from returning home
- Cambodia sees remarkable drop in landmine, UXO casualties over last 2 decades: PM
- MOVING MUNITIONS: UD researchers explore the potential underwater movement of unexploded ordnance
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