Marine UXO threat and risk assessments

If your marine project may face a risk from unexploded ordnance (UXO) - whether conventional or chemical munitions - SafeLane's desktop threat assessments and risk assessments will provide you with critical information to enable informed decision making and effective planning.

Risk assessments are part of the comprehensive UXO marine services SafeLane can offer.

The purpose of SafeLane’s marine threat assessments, (also known as a desktop studies), is to help clients understand the likelihood of encountering explosive ordnance when they are working offshore, inshore, nearshore or in intertidal zones anywhere in the world.

Multiple data sources are consulted such as domestic and foreign national archive services, hydrographic offices,,  internet resources and written data sources.

Additional sources will be consulted depending on an assessment’s requirements. Appropriate, site specific factors / activities will be considered. These include: 

  • route location
  • seabed conditions
  • proposed scope of works
  • conflict history
  • historical sea mining
  • historic anti-shipping activity – submarine / surface warships / airforce
  • naval training areas
  • explosives dumping sites
  • coastal firing ranges
  • shore defences
  • shipwrecks
  • recent UXO discoveries – media reports

The potential / existing UXO risk level will be assessed, analysed and where relevant the differing levels of threat will be mapped into zones.

Clients will be able to make informed, safe and cost-effective decisions based on the information delivered in SafeLane’s marine UXO threat and risk assessments.

To learn more or order your threat assessment today, contact the marine services team.

Case studies

Desktop survey for UXO in Sardinia

SafeLane Global undertook a UXO desktop study to evaluate the risk/threat for the Porto Torres industrial site to support planned redevelopment activities.

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High resolution magnetometry survey UK

SafeLane Global conducted a high resolution magnetometry survey to identity potential items of ordnance at a former RAF base in Gloucestershire.

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Marine non-intrusive survey Merseyside

SafeLane's marine team conducted a non-intrusive survey using magnetometer, side scan survey and 3D (seismic) chirp sub bottom profiling for a client in Merseyside.

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