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Polish navy divers work to defuse "tallboy" bomb, with vid

Discussion in 'Wreck Diving' started by coldwaterglutton, Oct 13, 2020.

  1. coldwaterglutton

    coldwaterglutton Nassau Grouper

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  2. lowwall

    lowwall Loggerhead Turtle

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    It detonated during the attempted controlled burn. Big boom (starts at :30). No one hurt:


    Here's a drone view of the explosion, followed by video of the divers working on it earlier:
     
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  3. coldwaterglutton

    coldwaterglutton Nassau Grouper

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    Wow. Another reminder not to play with the cylindrical objects off the starboard bow of the USS San Diego.
     
  4. OTF

    OTF Solo Diver

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    That was awesome, great footage of the huge blast! Hah the first video seems to imply the divers blew themselves up "divers began a delicate operation to defuse the bomb - cut to - ENORMOUS EXPLOSION"

    Wild to think about all the boats floating just feet over that thing all these years with nobody ever knowing. And all those poor rapidly chowderized fish!
     
  5. Jake 10

    Jake 10 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I hope there were no divers under water at the time of the explosion, otherwise there will be few blown ears.
     
  6. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

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    Actually, the concussion would likely kill them and turn their insides into jelly.
     
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  7. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

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    Why the stupid music? Let's hear the boom.
     
  8. lowwall

    lowwall Loggerhead Turtle

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    The Polish government has evacuated everyone within 1500m before they started the ignition.

    The music was stupid, but I can't find a version of the video with the sound.
     

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