British Mine found off Anzac
Still today the ordnance legacy of the Gallipoli Campaign is evident. At the end of February this year a Turkish fishing boat caught a wartime mine in their nets off Kabatepe, Gallipoli Peninsula. This was not the first, and I am sure, it will not be the last time.
After the inspection by the Coast Guard team, the object was identified as a mine and Turkish Naval Forces, EOD teams were notified. It turned out to be a British made mine from the First World War era. The 97 years old mine was carefully taken of the fishing vessel and loaded on a trailer. The mine was taken to the Suvla beach on the Gallipoli Peninsula where it was destroyed by demolition charges.
Photograph: Archive picture of a mine previously found in the area.
Read the full story in the Bosphorus Naval News by clicking link http://turkishnavy.net/tag/eod/