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.
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.