Bomb disposal professionals say Ukrainian mines that drift into Romania’s Black Sea waters pose a perilous possibility to transport.
Two of the mines had been discovered just lately: certainly one of them 3km from the shore, however every other was once with regards to a crowded vacation lodge.
Drifting bombs pose a major danger to shipment ships, sea mammals, divers and swimmers alike.
“These units are unhealthy; they had been designed to damage a boat and sink it” mentioned Captain Mihai Iordache, Deputy Head of Romaniaäs EOD Combat Divers Section.
“Therefore, we recommend that any device that seems suspicious and is noticed in the water or on the coast be reported immediately.
“Depending on currents and waves, the mine can move in any direction” he added.
Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine and the discovery of floating mines, military personnel from the Romanian Naval Forces have changed their training strategies.
In partnership with Bulgaria, Georgia, the United States and Turkey, military divers are training together and diving some 50 metres deep in search of sea mines.
“The Romanian Naval Forces are carrying out missions to map, identify and locate the mines… here we have developed our training procedures for real situations”, says Corneliu Pavel, the spokesperson for the Romanian Navy.
So a long way, 22 sea mines were came upon within the Black Sea: two in Romanian waters, 3 in Turkey, 16 in Ukraine and one in Bulgaria.