In the Gulf of Gdansk, a group of mine divers from the 13th minesweeper Squadron in Gdynia neutralised a German torpedo from World War II.
A specialised group of mine divers from the 13th minesweeper Squadron in Gdynia conducted the neutralisation of a German aerial torpedo. Safety-threatening find It was detonated on Thursday, 21 April, at Babie Doły in Gdynia.
A dangerous remnant of World War II was found about 3 Mm off the beach in Mechelinki. The neutralisation of the aerial torpedo was carried out by miners divers and the crew of the minesweeper ORP Wigry from the 13th minesweeper Squadron in Gdynia.
In an official press release, representatives of the Polish Navy said that the neutralised object is an F-5 type aircraft torpedo. Torpedo shells of this type contain 200 kg of explosive, which could pose a serious threat.
In order to minimise the environmental impact of the munitions detonation, prior to the climax scaring and disturbance of marine mammals and birds was carried out using micro charges, fast motor boats and a hydrolocation station from the vessel – reads the press release.
All activities were carried out by the seafarers in cooperation with the Maritime Office in Gdynia, the Pomeranian Voivodeship Office, the City of Gdynia and officers of the Police, Border Guards and Municipal Police and the Regional Directorate for Environmental Protection in Gdansk.
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