floating mine


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an explosive mine designed to destroy ships that bump into it

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In the end it was decided to try it in a very unorthodox way: a nightly attack with floating mines, to be released by a C-130E Hercules: Operation Carolina Moon.
However, Defense Minister Kim Tae-young told lawmakers Monday that a floating mine dispatched from North Korea was one of several scenarios for the disaster.
The game was a potential floating mine in Rangers' bid to win the title but it was safely negotiated as they maintained their four-point lead over champions Celtic, who have now notched up seven SPL wins on the spin.
Hardy Eustace is now the floating mine adrift in the ante-post waters.
The explosion occurred about six feet below the surface, an odd location for a floating mine. "If it was a mine, it was a type that had not been seen before--or since," says James Alexander, who was aboard the nearby destroyer Borland that day and later wrote the book Inchon to Wonsan.
During the final stage, the contestants had to conduct artillery firing for the destruction of a floating mine for several days, and also to hit the sea and air targets, where for the first time an air balloon filled with a helium-air mixture was used, in accordance with the results of the draw, the first were the sailors of Azerbaijan, then Kazakhstan, Iran and Russia.
An episode "Artillery firing at a floating mine" will be performed at the next stage of the "Sea Cup-2018" contest.
The servicemen successfully conducted the first artillery firing to destroy a floating mine, as well as training on mooring ships in various ways.
During the upcoming competitions, sailors will perform combat firing from artillery units on a floating mine, a target shield (imitation of a surface ship) and an air target.
Sailors will perform combat firing from artillery installations on a floating mine, a target shield (imitation of a surface ship) and an air target.
Today, the R-14 artillery eliminated a sea floating mine with small-calibre artillery.
Floating mines, perhaps placed by Iran, damaged ships anchored off the coast of the United Arab Emirates last week.
Rebels have deployed floating mines to attack the coalition's military ships that ferry off the Yemeni shores to disrupt arms shipments to Al Houthis.