Unexploded mine determined to be a training device

7th Coast Guard District NewsMIAMI- Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Six Detachment, Mayport, Fla., determined the cylindrical mine located by a Good Samaritan Thursday afternoon to be a training device and is no threat to surrounding areas.

Coast Guard crews from Station Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Coast Guard Cutter Dolphin enforced a safety zone, Thursday while crewmen from Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Six Detachment, Mayport investigated the cylindrical mine.

The mine will be removed and towed to Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale this evening.

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2 Comments

  1. Pam Miller says:

    The mine does NOT look cylindrical: It looks spherical.

  2. anonymous says:

    It was spherical the mk8 is cylindrical like they found in miami. This was a mkb which is spherical. Last I heard thurs night navy eod were going to blow the empty ball of steel up? I wonder if uscg towed it back to nswc or not.