Navy searching for missing explosive off San Diego coast

Thursday, 24 January 2008
US Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal
US Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal
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If anybody is ever looking for a good reason to stay off the water and just watch TV at home, I think I found it.

It seems that the Navy has lost one of their demolition charge that disappeared during a training exercise off the coast of San Diego.

The U.S. Third Fleet says it has been searching for the small explosive since it failed to detonate Thursday during an exercise for an ordnance disposal team.

The Navy says in a news release that after the time-delay charge failed to go off, divers followed a safety-mandated one-hour waiting period before approaching its location, only to discover it was missing.

Officials believe the explosive will wash ashore within the Navy's Silver Strand Training Center.

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