A World War Two bomb – which was caught in fishing nets off the Isle of Wight – has been successfully blown up.
As reported by Isle of Wight Radio, The Maritime and Coastguard Agency said the German mine was discovered off The Needles at around 8am yesterday (Saturday).
During the operation, warning broadcasts were issued to nearby vessels and The Needles Coastguard Team also attended.
The bomb – containing around 2000lbs of explosives – was destroyed today by the Portsmouth-based Royal Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal team.
Our bomb disposal experts safely destroyed a 2000lb German sea mine this morning near the Needles. Dredged up yesterday by a fishing vessel the divers placed it back on the seabed and started #Sunday with a #BOOM Our #heroes for keeping our waters safe. pic.twitter.com/yEtzpZhI8c
— HMNB Portsmouth (@HMNBPortsmouth) May 19, 2019