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Unexploded Ordnance, Block Island Sound, Narragansett, RI

Narragansett, RI, USA | 2022-Oct-25

Initial Notification: On October 25, 2022, the duty officer from USCG Sector SE New England contacted the NOAA SSC to report that a fishing vessel had hauled ordnance on board in its trawl gear. The USCG and Navy were contacted and the Navy determined the ordnance to be unexploded (live). The USCG was asking for assistance contacting NMFS regarding potential Section 7 ESA in the area where a detonation is scheduled to occur on the morning of 26 OCT.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Other
Products of concern:UXO
Latitude (approximate): 41° 20.26′ North
Longitude (approximate): 71° 32.41′ West