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A group of mine divers neutralized a German torpedo from World War II

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,
Published: April 24, 2022 - 09:00
Updated: July 23, 2023 - 00:34
A group of mine divers neutralized a German torpedo from World War II

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.

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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.

Miners before diving 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.

Preparations to neutralize a German F-5 torpedo 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.

RIB of the 8th Coastal Defence Flotilla 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.


Undoubtedly, Polish lakes are full of dangerous objects from the World War II times. That is why we have prepared for you a text bringing you closer to the most important information which will help you to behave in an appropriate way? You will find it in the 2nd issue of our the DIVERS24 quarterly magazine! The digital version of the magazine is available free of charge, while the printed version can be purchased in our online shop.

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Marcin Pawełczyk
Marcin’s journey with diving has been an adventure. Starting as a recreational diver, he soon found himself drawn to the fascinating stories and mysteries of Baltic wrecks. After gaining experience, Marcin decided to go beyond just leisurely exploration and took his training up a notch by completing the TMX course, allowing him to explore even deeper and uncover the secrets of inaccessible places. His next challenge has been cave diving, where he is honing his skills to become a certified diver. Not content to simply take in the breathtaking beauty of underwater life, Marcin has also embraced underwater photography since 2018, capturing stunning shots that bring these worlds alive for those who are unable to experience them first-hand. Marcin’s passion for the underwater has taken him far and is sure to continue doing so as he dives into new depths and captures breathtaking images.
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