Fairway clear! Unexploded WWII ordnance safely retrieved

An operation to retrieve two items of unexploded WWII naval ordnance from the fairway in Świnoujście, northwest Poland, took place on Monday morning.

Research conducted by specialists from the 8th Coastal Defence Flotilla showed that one of them was a British Mark VI bomb and one a German DM depth charge.

According to its spokesperson, the operation went smoothly and the bombs were detonated at a military training area.

During the retrieval and transportation of explosives to a safe place, special safe zones for the residents of Świnoujście were designated, and several restrictions to maritime and railway traffic were in place. The uniformed services carried out an evacuation of the areas in direct proximity to the coast.