2 weeks Australian navy ship tows unexploded bomb out to sea Manilatimes |World
SYDNEY: Australian navy divers have removed an unexploded 45-kilogram bomb on a reef off the southeastern coast and a ship towed it to deeper waters because it posed a “significant risk” to the public. The bomb was found by a fisherman on Elizabeth Reef near Lord Howe Island, about 550 kilometers off New South Wales state. He photographed his discovery and reported it to authorities. Divers aboard the HMAS Adelaide carefully removed the abandoned explosive by floating it to the surface and towing it farther out to sea where it was dropped into 550-meter (1,800-foot) deep waters. “That depth ... more