Royal Netherlands Navy Divers Clear WWII Mine Off Estonia

Royal Netherlands Navy divers cleared a Second World War mine off the coast of Estonia. The German-made mine weighed in at 1,000 kilograms.

This so-called GN influence mine is one of the most infamous explosives of the Second World War. Not only was the monster equipped with acoustic and magnetic fuses, it was also fitted with booby traps. The Defence Diving Group’s very shallow water team, trained to carry out mine countermeasures operations unobserved, succeeded in detonating the mine at a safe location.

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Subsea World News Staff , May 31, 2012;  Image: Defensie