Marine UXO disposal operations

Removing ordnance in a safe and controlled manner in the marine environment is a complex process that requires experience and specialist management.

SafeLane Global has over 30 years' experience in explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) in the marine environment and will overcome all challenges to ensure the requirements of clients and local governing bodies are met.

Once unexploded ordnance (UXO) has been confirmed in any marine environment, SafeLane Global will comprehensively manage the situation to ensure the threat no longer poses a risk. 

SafeLane Global has the capability to conduct subsea explosive demolition and destruction of UXO, using a range of specialist explosives, accessories and methodologies.

It underwrites and fully mitigates the risk – keeping clients safe and ensuring their projects remain on track.

 

Managing unexploded ordnance in the marine environment

Targets are investigated and then disposed of using the most appropriate method – which is dependent upon many factors including the ordnance type, its location and depth.

Explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) divers or work class remote operated vehicles (WROV) are likely to be deployed.

Due to constraints posed by licensing, environmental considerations etc. there may be a requirement to relocate the UXO prior to its disposal. SafeLane uses specialist subsea lifting equipment or WROV to fulfil the requirement of relocation and removal. 

When it is safe to do so, it may be a requirement for SafeLane to bring the UXO to the surface and transfer it to land for disposal.

SafeLane’s expertise means it is is able to provide UXO disposal services in any marine environment in the world.  It offers this service for both conventional munitions containing high explosives and for munitions containing chemical warfare agents such as nerve or mustard gas.

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