Castinesti is a town on the Black Sea coast of Romania, in Constanta County. The explosion happened in the morning, around 9 am local time (8 am Polish time).
No one was directly injured. According to the services, a young man required medical attention, complaining of hearing damage as a result of the explosion, but refused to be hospitalized.
According to local authorities, the explosion occurred when the mine hit the wharf. It doesn’t cause much damage, but there is one more mine floating in the ocean. Sappers along with Coast Guard personnel will go to the scene to assess the situation and defuse the second mine.
The situation is very tense, because there are a lot of people at sea, and Kostinesti is a crowded resort – References digi24.ro.
Navy spokesman Corneliu Pavel was quoted by the portal as saying that the task of deactivating the second mine was difficult due to very strong winds.
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“It is a difficult task for divers. We’ll have more information when they get there. “Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine to date, our divers have neutralized five naval mines in our area of responsibility,” Pavel said.
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