Discover hidden explosives off Ibiza’s coast!

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Over the past seven years, the Spanish Navy has safely deactivated 13 artillery shells found near the islets of es Daus, off the coast of Ibiza, which were believed to have been dumped at sea as a disposal method previously common until the 1990s.

5 things you need to know

  • The Spanish Navy has neutralized 13 artillery devices near Ibiza since 2017
  • These shells were discovered in two incidents, one in March 2017 and another in May 202
  • Historians suggest these munitions likely came from the dismantled battery of s’Illa Grossa.
  • Sea dumping of munitions was a standard practice until banned in the 1990s.
  • The Navy used controlled explosions to minimize environmental impact, though beaconing is considered less harmful.

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