Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) An un-exploded 10-kg shell, believed to be from the World War II era, was found stuck in a dredging vessel at the Mumbai Harbour, an official said here Friday. The navy took it in their possession for disposal.
The projectile shell was found stuck to the vessel’s drag head during a dredging operation in the harbour.
The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust alerted the Indian Navy which dispatched a team of explosives experts to the site.
The naval team successfully retrieved the shell from the ship’s dredging arm.
The shell was 40 cm long and 10 cm in diameter. It was sent for analysis and safe disposal by the naval authorities.