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  • 1 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The Ancona S.D.A.I. (Insidious Devices Disposal Experts) of the Italian Navy Operational Divers Group were dispatched to Baia di Vallugola (Pesaro) after an amateur diver notified them of the presence of what looked like an unexploded bomb.   The divers identified it as an Italian 500 kg double fuses bomb from WWII. The clearance operations […]

  • 24 January 2014

    The Royal Navy Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose is going to join Danish, Norwegian, Russian and Chinese warships in the eastern Mediterranean within the framework of the international operation to remove chemical weapons from Syria.   The frigate will provide maritime force protection to the Danish and Norwegian merchant vessels that will transport industrial-grade chemicals […]

  • 6 May 2013
    Training & Education

    The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) community hosted its 44th annual EOD Memorial Ceremony May 4 at the Kauffman EOD Training Complex on Eglin Air Force Base, where the names of 11 fallen EOD technicians from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force were added to the memorial wall. Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. […]

  • 4 May 2017

    Ships from NATO’s Standing Mine Counter Measures Group One (SNMCMG1) arrived in Liepāja, Latvia, on May 3. Led by Commander Johan-Elias Seljamaa from the Estonian Navy, the group will conduct a port visit and continue with historical ordnance disposal operation (HODOPS) in Latvian waters until May 11. The HODOPS objective is to conduct clearance operations of explosive […]

  • 5 June 2014

    The Royal UK Navy’s bomb disposal experts made safe a World War Two bomb in Axminster, Devon on 3 June.   The Southern Dive Unit from Plymouth Royal Naval base in Devonport, were called by police after a home owner discovered the air-dropped German bomb when gardening. The explosive was largely inert and harmless because […]

  • 19 January 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Ontario-based Marine Recycling Corporation has landed a CAD$5.7 million contract for the disposal of former Royal Canadian Navy destroyer HMCS Athabaskan. The Canadian government announced the contract on January 18, adding that it includes towing to the contractor’s facility located in Sydney, Nova Scotia, demilitarization of equipment, remediation of hazardous waste and recycling of any […]

  • 12 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A total of six ships from two NATO groups arrived to Tallinn, Estonia, on Friday, for a port visit and subsequent historic ordnance disposal operations. Prior to entering port, Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group One (SNMCMG1) and Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) took part in a maneuvering and photo exercise with Estonian Navy flagship […]

  • 29 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Members of a Latvian explosive ordnance disposal team used demolition charges to detonate a World War II-era German bottom-mine in Estonian waters, in the Baltic Sea. The operation was conducted as part of the conducting mine countermeasures operations in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Estonia during Exercise Open Spirit 2015. EODMU-8 is working […]

  • 24 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Explosives Ordnance Disposal personnel from Australia, US, Singapore and New Zealand have completed training at Guam Naval Base during Exercise Tricrab 2016. Hosted by US Navy Explosives Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Five, the technicians developed their explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) skills while working with multi-national teams from May 2–23. The three-week exercise included dealing with improvised explosive devices (IED), […]

  • 13 June 2014

    A team of Australian Defence Force personnel has headed to the Pacific Island nation of Kiribati to dispose of a suspected World War II sea mine.   The object was discovered beneath a sunken vessel that is being salvaged by commercial operators in Betio Lagoon, South Tarawa. Six Royal Australian Navy clearance divers and a […]

  • 10 December 2012
    Training & Education

    Officials held a groundbreaking ceremony for a Military Construction (MILCON) project at the Naval School of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (NAVSCOLEOD), Dec. 5. MILCON P927 includes plans for two new structures to house the Ground Ordnance Division, Core Division and the Tools and Methods Division, as well as an expansion to the dining facility, which will […]

  • 26 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy divers from the Clearance Diving Team conducted live explosive demolitions on land and below the water last week. About 60 divers completed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal training, which was held to refresh their skills in the application of in-service explosive and ordnance disposal tools. Officer in charge of the training, Petty Officer Clearance […]

  • 16 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Australian HMAS Huon has recently put her Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving departments to the test during a series of mine disposal charge firings and demolitions serials while on patrol in Australia’s northern waters. During the serials, each of Huon’s Mine Warfare defence watches successfully conducted search and classification drills of training mines, coordinated mine […]

  • 8 April 2011

      Bomb disposal experts from HM Naval Base Clyde’s Northern Diving Group had a busy time of it recently when they were called out to three different bomb disposal tasks in a single day. Among the call-outs on 4 April 2011 was a trip close to home, the nearby Kirkmichael Estate in Helensburgh, where a […]

  • 27 November 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    Russia plans to sign a munitions disposal agreement with NATO, writes Kommersant on Nov 26 referring to sources in… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, November 27, 2012

  • 2 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The bomb disposal team of the Spanish Mine Countermeasures Divers Unit (UBMCM) disposed of  three hand grenades found off the coast of Tarragona, Spain.   A diver located the bombs off Forti de la Reina, on Saturday, in a depth of about 3.5 meters. After the Civil Guard alerted the Operations Center and the Navy Maritime Surveillance in Cartagena, a team of […]

  • 14 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A member from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Platoon 621 is hoisted by an HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Dragonslayers of Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron (HS) 11 during a mine disposal exercise. HS-11 is embarked with Carrier Air Wing One (CVW 1) as part of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group. USS Theodore Roosevelt is deployed in the U.S. […]

  • 3 August 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Government Accountability Office has published a review of the US Navy’s dismantlement and disposal process for the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier – the former USS Enterprise (CVN 65). The Navy originally intended to dismantle the entire 76,000-ton CVN 65 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility. However, from 2013 to 2017, the […]

  • 24 June 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian Minister for Defence Materiel Dr Mike Kelly AM MP today announced the disposal by sale of the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) decommissioned ships HMAS Manoora and HMAS Kanimbla. Dr Kelly said the Navy vessels would be recycled by purchaser Southern Recycling LLC in the United States in a manner commensurate to the environmental standards […]

  • 12 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    US Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 5 Det. Marianas conducted a controlled burn of a Japanese sea mine on the morning of May 9. After Joint Region Marianas received a request for assistance from Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Gov. Eloy S. Inos, six EOD technicians flew from Guam to Saipan May 7. […]

  • 20 January 2017

    Bomb disposal experts disposed of a World War II bomb found on Thursday night in the River Thames, in the vicinity of the Houses of Parliament. The bomb was unearthed by a dredger operating in the Thames near Victoria Embankment. After the bomb discovery, Metropolitan Police called Royal Navy’s bomb disposal experts to London’s Westminster Bridge who eventually […]

  • 24 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG2) joined the operation FR HOD (Historical Ordnance Disposal) Baie de la Somme. The group will be working in an area facing the Dieppe harbour in a series of activities such as WW2 mines clearing operations and the sharing of operative procedures concerning the fight against naval mines aimed at getting […]

  • 7 November 2011

    The Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator David Feeney, today congratulated more than 150 personnel from the Australian, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea Defence Forces for a job well done on Operation RENDER SAFE 2011 in Papua New Guinea. At the conclusion of this phase of the ADF’s enduring peace-time mission to find, identify and […]

  • 15 February 2018

    The Royal Navy has detonated a 500 kg WWII bomb which forced the London City Airport to cancel flights on Sunday and Monday. After a multi-day operation, the navy’s bomb disposal experts on February 14 detonated the bomb in the waters off the MOD’s Shoeburyness range. The historic ordnance was found in the George V […]

  • 23 October 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Clearance Divers demonstrated the discipline and precision required to serve in the Royal Australian Navy on 14 October in a display on Sydney Harbour for the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal (DFRT). Clearance Diving Team One demonstrate a range of capabilities from dive tank operations and aerial mine disposal. Commander Damien Scully-O’Shea, Navy’s Mine Warfare and […]

  • 4 May 2015

    US Navy’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1 held a change of command ceremony in Point Loma, California, May 1. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Jeremy F. Thompson relieved Cmdr. Robert R. Porter III as commanding officer of EODMU 1. Porter, who was commissioned through the Navy’s Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selection and Training (BOOST), […]

  • 28 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has decided to recall an August 2016 Request for Proposal for the commercial recycling of the non-nuclear portions of ex-USS Enterprise (CVN 65), noting that it needs more time to evaluate the best way to recycle the ship. The navy said it requires more information to determine the approach for the disposal of […]

  • 26 December 2014
    Training & Education

    Navy divers have lent their expertise to Operation RENDER SAFE this year forming an integral part of the tri-service Amphibious Task Group that were responding to the dangerous legacy of unexploded ordinance located in Torokina, Bougainville Island. From 22 October until 8 November, divers from Australian Clearance Diving Teams One and Four coordinated undersea disposal […]

  • 31 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Australian Clearance Diving Team One (AUSCDT ONE) recently showcased their newly developed Maritime Counter Terrorism-Explosive Ordnance Disposal (MCT-EOD) capability to Fleet Command. Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett and Commander Mine Warfare, Clearance Diving, Hydrographic, Meteorological and Patrol Force, Captain Bob Plath attended HMAS Waterhen for the demonstration, during which the divers showcased their newly enhanced […]