500kg UXB Found by Fishermen in the Solent

A Royal Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team undertook a controlled explosion after a 500kg German Unexploded Bomb (UXB) was brought aboard a fishing vessel in the Solent, off the Isle of Wight.

The EOD team returned the large bomb to the water, towing it to a safe location where it could be detonated in situ.

UXO is still regularly encountered by fishing crews in waters around the UK, although the discovery of large air-dropped UXBs is a less common phenomenon.

See: https://www.countypress.co.uk/news/19605336.watch-navy-eod-dive-team-destroy-nazi-bomb-off-isle-wight/