Tag Archives: bombs

Bombs in the Gulf’s Offshore Oilfields

We have previously posted about unexploded bombs from World War II being exposed by drought along the Rhine and Mosel Rivers in Germany, about similar bombs being found in the port of Marseille and about World War II phosphorus munitions burning two … Continue reading

Posted in Lore of the Sea | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Update: Bombs on the Rhine – Koblentz Bombs Successfully Defused, Residents Return

We have previously posted about how the European drought has lowered the Rhine River so that World War II munitions long buried in the riverbank have become exposed.  Over the weekend, forty five thousand people, roughly half of the population of the city … Continue reading

Posted in Current, Lore of the Sea | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Bombs Along the Rhine – Drought Exposing WWII Unexploded Munitions

A near record drought has lowered the water levels on the Rhine River, Europe’s most important inland maritime waterway, by five feet below average, stopping many ships and barges from trading.  In several locations, river levels have fallen to one hundred year lows.  To … Continue reading

Posted in Current, Lore of the Sea | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments