Angler Warning: Unexploded World War II Ordnance Found in Fishing Waters off Rhode Island


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(Sport Fishing) As if offshore wind farms weren’t controversial enough, a new warning from a Danish surveying crew has left anglers and boaters unequivocally troubled. The Ørsted company recently discovered 11 unexploded munitions on the sea bottom in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. A warning to ships and others traveling the area was made by the U.S. Coast Guard.

“They range from 6-inch artillery shells to a 250-pound bomb,” Ryan Ferguson from Ørsted was quoted by the Governors Wind Energy Coalition (GWEC).

Another shipping company in early July discovered an unexploded bomb at the planned 62-turbine “Vineyard Wind’s” site off the Massachusetts coast. The believed WWII Naval munition weighed nearly 1,000-pounds and was buried about 100 feet below the seabed, according to New Scientist magazine.


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Published: Thursday, August 4, 2022

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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