Dredging Worker Finds Military Shell in Otago Harbor

At the request of Police, the Defense Force has carried out a controlled explosion on part of what is believed to be an historic military artillery shell.

It was found in Otago Harbor a few days ago by a worker connected to the dredging of the shipping channel.

Police sent photographs of the device to the Defense Force to assist in assessing the shell.

On Sunday, 26 June 2016, a controlled explosion of the device was carried out.

The head of the shell is thought to be more than 100 years old, and may have been used in coastal defenses.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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