Gdańsk Bay: neutralized the first World War II mine

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Magdalena Kierzkowska, a spokeswoman for the Maritime Office in Gdynia, said, at about At 1.30 p.m. the neutralization of the first World War II mine was successfully completed, the bottoms of the Śmiała Vistula were lifted.

– On Tuesday at The 8th operation will be resumed – added a spokeswoman for the Maritime Office in Gdynia.

The mine was towed away and neutralized approximately 2.1 miles off the coast to the north-east in the waters of the Gulf of Gdańsk.

On Monday and Tuesday, in the area of ​​the Vistula Śmiała Canal in Gdańsk, the operation of displacement (towing) and subsequent neutralization of two dangerous objects – German GC sea mines from the period of World War II is carried out.

The operation is led by the Miner Divers Group of the 8th Coastal Defense Flotilla. Removal of mines is necessary to maintain the safety of navigation in this area.

The mines were found during control hydrographic measurements carried out by employees of the Maritime Office in Gdynia. These are non-contact German sea mines from the Second World War. Their length is approx. 220 cm, diameter 70 cm, weight approx. 1000 kg, and the explosive contained in it is hexanite.

The action is the second this year to be carried out in the waters of the Gdańsk Bay. The first took place in June.

(pmd)

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