Navy disposes off 90 unexploded ordinances
Mumbai: The Indian Navy has disposed off 90 unexploded ordinances recovered during dredging operations carried out in the Arabian Sea off Mumbai.
"The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) had requested the Indian Navy for assistance in safe disposal of these unexploded ordinances (UXOS)," a defence spokesperson said here on Friday.
The Navy responded expeditiously to the request and provided its team of experts from the explosive ordinance disposal squad as well as the naval armament depot for disposal of the UXOS, he said. A total of 90 UXOS have been disposed so far, he added.
Shipping authorities have undertaken a capital project for widening and deepening of the main channel of Mumbai to improve capability and facilitate movement of higher tonnage and deeper draught vessels, he said.
"As part of these objectives, two Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers - the TSHD Queen of Netherlands and TSHD HAM 318 -- were pressed into service and about 20 per cent of the work has been completed.
"However, since April 2013, the dredging operations have been hampered by the recovery of unexploded ordinances (UXOS) in the channel," the spokesperson said.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Watch: Man beheads wife; roams on streets with severed head in Pune
- Greater Noida women blames UP police for stripping off their clothes
- Vladimir Putin's attack on ISIS making America and NATO nations uneasy?
- I believe this election will punish the old govts that spoiled Bihar, says PM Modi
- DNA: 50-lane traffic jam in China during national holiday
- Man beheads wife over suspicion of illicit relationship, walks on road with her head
- Why CBI is worried about Indian men’s lust for violent porn
- What's happening in Noida! Now, a Dalit family resorts to nude protest
- Bihar Assembly Elections: Opinion poll predicts absolute majority for Modi-led NDA
- Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity orphanages to be derecognised?