NAVY LOSES EXERCISE MINE OFF THE COAST OF SANDOWN

A dummy mine used for exercises by the Royal Navy has been lost in Sandown Bay.

Naval ships have been conducting exercises in the area but have left something behind…

Mariners are being warned to take extra care when off the coast of the East Wight as the ‘mine’ poses a risk.

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It’s said that the large object is marked by a 50cm orange buoy with several small yellow buoys on a line extending 2-3 metres.

It’s thought the object is directly south of Culver Down and around halfway between Sandown and Shanklin.

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Another Local
Another Local
1 month ago

Get your quad copter out Daren

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
1 month ago

if the navy cannot find a mine with their mine sweepers..what hope do we have in defence

rodney burt
rodney burt
1 month ago

I thought the navy had stopped rum rations if not make “mine ” a double

Wtf
Wtf
1 month ago

What a bunch of incompetent baffoons

Jeff
Jeff
Reply to  Wtf
1 month ago

There the one that are keeping plus safe you Baffoon

colin barton
colin barton
1 month ago

Perhaps it was meant
for the
ocean view

Old school.
Old school.
1 month ago

Dont panic captain mainwaring!

 

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