Fishing with panic: Portuguese trawler catch a WWII bomb
Wednesday, March 01, 2017, 07:00 (GMT + 9)
A team of divers from the Portuguese Navy detonated this Monday to 20 meters of depth and in safety conditions a bomb that appeared this morning in the networks of a trawler in the coastal town of Nazaré, Portugal.
According to the Portuguese Navy, the device was between 1.5 and 1.6 meters long and would be an aircraft bomb type MK82 that could have in its interior about 600 kilograms of explosives, in an advanced state of corrosion.
Although the bomb had no inscription to identify its origin, it is suspected that it may be an explosive of World War II that fell from an airplane and did not explode.
After analyzing the device, the Maritime Police established an area with a security perimeter 1,000 meters away from the port of Nazaré in order to detonate the bomb without causing danger.
The trawler that found the bomb carried it offshore and helped to place it with its cranes 20 meters deep, where a team of divers from the Navy proceeded to the detonation.