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Old 03-09-2018, 15:07   #1
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Why was a navy mine found floating in the Puget Sound this week?

Okay, so if you see one of these things that look like a spiky mooring ball, ya might want to give it some clearance and not try to attach to it.

An inert / practice positive buoyancy mine became untethered from the naval practice range in the Puget Sound. Locals first spotted the floating mine Tuesday afternoon between Brownsville Marina and Bainbridge Island, a few miles away from the Navy’s Undersea Warfare Command base in Keyport, also known as “Torpedo Town, USA.”

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Old 03-09-2018, 15:57   #2
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Re: Why was a navy mine found floating in the Puget Sound this week?

Montanan, there is a thread already running on this subject:
Unexploded mine... Really

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Re: Why was a navy mine found floating in the Puget Sound this week?

Here's a link to the other thread, Montanan: Unexploded mine... Really
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Here's a link to the other thread, Montanan: Unexploded mine... Really
Thanks for the link. Now if I can figure out how to close this one so as to avoid redundancy.
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Re: Why was a navy mine found floating in the Puget Sound this week?

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Okay, so if you see one of these things that look like a spiky mooring ball, ya might want to give it some clearance and not try to attach to it.

An inert / practice positive buoyancy mine became untethered from the naval practice range in the Puget Sound. Locals first spotted the floating mine Tuesday afternoon between Brownsville Marina and Bainbridge Island, a few miles away from the Navy’s Undersea Warfare Command base in Keyport, also known as “Torpedo Town, USA.”

https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-...und-this-week/
It might be a good idea to hail the CG with it's location. I'd bet they would get someone from the mine warfare school out there.
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