Controlled Explosions for Two Anti-Submarine Devices Found off Guernsey

Two items of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) have been safely detonated off St Peter Port in Guernsey by a Royal Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team.

The first device – described as an ‘anti-submarine weapon’ indicating the possibility it was a depth charge – was found by local scallop divers and prompted the Coastguard to put in place a 750m maritime exclusion zone.

After the EOD team had disposed of the bomb, a second similar item was reportedly found within the crater left by their controlled detonation. This was subsequently disposed of too.

Guernsey was occupied by German forces during World War Two and it is fairly common to find UXO in its waters.