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Fishermen bring depth charge ashore

The crew of Dala-Rafn VE caught a depth charge in its fishing gear yesterday. The fishermen brought the bomb ashore in the Westmann Islands and the Icelandic Coast Guard was called to the scene.

“We are used to everything, so we weren’t startled,” captain of Dala-Rafn VE Eythór Thórdarson told Fréttabladid. “I guess this runs in the family,” he added and explained that his father had also caught a bomb in his fishing gear once.

The Coast Guard bomb squad managed to deactivate the bomb and destroy it.

Depth charges were used in World War II. Although the bomb caught yesterday had been in the ocean for about 60 years, parts of it were still active.

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