Coast Guard officers blockaded a fishing port in Kaohsiung City yesterday, after an unexploded depth charge was found on a fishing vessel while the crew was unloading the catch at the fish market.
The unexploded bomb was found at 11:00 am at the Keziliao Fishing Harbor. Entry to the port was blocked until an bomb disposal team from the Army Fourth Regional Support Command ammunition depot arrived at around 1:00 pm. Army personnel identified the bomb as an MK6 depth charge.
The bomb disposal team determined that there was no immediate risk of an explosion, and transported the depth charge away for destruction.
The depth charge was judged to have been caught in a fishing net while the ship was operating around 5 kilometers away from Zuoying Naval Base.
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