From Iceland — Spy Equipment Washes Up on Beach

Spy Equipment Washes Up on Beach

Published November 6, 2009

A rusted and inoperative Russian listening buoy washed up on Iceland’s southeastern
shores on Wednesday, prompting the Bomb Squad of the Coast Guard to be
called out.
According to the Coast Guard’s website, it wasn’t entirely certain what the buoy was, but on closer inspection, the true nature of the device was revealed. Also found were a thermometer and salinometer from a submarine. The exact age of the device is still unknown.
One week previous, the Bomb Squad had been called out in Reykjanes to take care of an unexploded bomb from the Second World War. The device was considered inoperable.
Bombs and mortars, among other artefacts from the Second World War, are sometimes found around Iceland. Most of the time, these objects are completely ruined, but anyone finding such devices are asked to exercise extreme caution and not touch them, but rather notify authorities at once.

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