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Author Topic: Explosive Dumping Ground marked North of Gozo  (Read 1550 times)
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« on: June 16, 2014, 23:45:30 CET »

Hi all,

I was looking for some good marine charts to check depths and I came across this chart provided by the NOAA which was
made in 1996.
I noticed that there is a an area marked as "Explosive Dumping Ground (Abandoned)" just North of Gozo. I've attached a photo
with this post along with a link to the full map.
Does anybody know what this mark might be? Is it a mistake? I wasn't aware of a dumping area in that region.

Link to the full chart:

http://www.charts.noaa.gov/NGAViewer/53203.shtml


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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2014, 23:26:06 CET »

This is one of the many explosive packed boxes hauled from that area back in 2012 Wink


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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2014, 07:40:30 CET »

Should there not be any trawling in that area In the first place?
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2014, 08:58:00 CET »

In 2012 there were 2 very close by trawling zones.

Also there is MEDITS.  A "scientific survey" obliged by the EU in which the trawl areas should be selected more or less randomly irrespective of the trawling zones.
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