UXO on Fehmarnbelt Tunnel Route Cleared in Controlled Explosion


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(Ground Engineering) A controlled explosion of the bomb known as a depth charge was carried out earlier this month (17 October).

It was on the Danish side of the Fehmarnbelt and was defused after intensive preparations and close coordination with the relevant Danish and German authorities.

The depth charge was discovered in the spring of 2021 during the thorough investigations of the seabed in and around the tunnel alignment. The investigations were carried out for safety reasons prior to the start of dredging operations for the Fehmarnbelt tunnel.

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Published: Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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