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The combined group of the Special Marine Detachment of the Crimean Emergency Department and the Specialized Detachment of the Main Directorate of the EMERCOM of Russia for the city of Sevastopol continue work on demining the sunken motor ship “Jean Zhores”.

On the territory of Feodosia, Sevastopol residents work, setting up a tent camp. In the field, they analyze data, plan actions, maintain equipment in readiness, and service equipment.

At sea, demining of the submerged motor ship is taking place at a depth of 18 meters.

Divers disassemble and cut the side to free the tracks and then raise and neutralize explosive objects that went to the bottom together with the motor ship. This year, the Sevastopol divers have more than 500 raised and defused ammunition. In 2019 and 2020, only Sevastopol residents neutralized more than 1000 units. At the moment, the divers are working in the fourth and fifth holds, in which the largest accumulation of 152-millimeter caliber shells was found – each weighing about 50 kilograms.

The cargo ship “Jean Jaures” was sunk during the Great Patriotic War – in January 1942. A huge number of explosive objects remained on board: aerial bombs, artillery shells, cartridges, hand grenades. For three years, tens of thousands of ammunition have been raised from the holds of the ship. In 2021, the ship’s mine clearance operation will last until October 15. 12 personnel, 2 units of land equipment and 3 floating craft are participating from the Main Directorate of the EMERCOM of Russia in the city of Sevastopol.

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