Fleet Diving Unit(Atlantic) continues to remove UXO off Newfoundland coast

September 23, 2019 — Defence Stories

Clearance Divers from Fleet Diving Unit Atlantic (FDU(A)) bring unexploded explosive ordnance (UXO) from the wreckage of the sunken ship SS Rose Castle to the surface for safe disposal at a Canadian Forces range, during the retrieval mission off the coast of Bell Island in Newfoundland. The materials are then taken for safe disposal at a Canadian Armed Forces shooting range. Rose Castle is one of several ships, including SS Saganaga that were attacked and sunk by a German U-boat in 1942.

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