Who's next to blow up?

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Who's next to blow up?

Now is the winter season of storms in the Black Sea. Previously, storms used to bring various garbage to the shores, today ... You know, a contraption weighing a ton, which carries 250-300 kg of explosive - this is not funny, it is very dangerous.

Imagine yourself in the place of the residents of Batumi, who were brought to the beach by such a miracle. Mina floundered in the surf and, just in case, decided to explode. No one was hurt, but I'm sure the nerves of many were shaken quite well.



Of course, claims about the mines of the country, which were affected by the NMD in this plan, put forward claims from both Russia and Ukraine. Russia, of course, for the company, since the Black Sea Fleet did not carry out mine laying in the interests of the NMD. It would be generally strange to blame a country that initially conducted offensive operations in mine setting, which serve directly opposite purposes.

But the fact that the Ukrainians, in the heat of the first days, threw mines indiscriminately, hoping to block the approaches to Odessa and Mariupol - but who is to judge them? It was the same, and the fact of mining the waters was confirmed by the Ukrainian side more than once.

Given the state of the naval fleet Ukraine, which was very far from the ground forces, it is not surprising that the mines that flew into the Black Sea waters very easily came off the old minreps and floated away in all directions.

Mina is a very capricious phenomenon. Possessing a certain reserve of buoyancy, they are capable of drifting very long distances. And there to arrange a serious commotion, taking into account the above-mentioned property of mines to blow up their hundreds of kilograms of explosives. And today, mines pose a threat to both military and completely peaceful ships.

Mina - she does not see the flags, and therefore will tear the skin of the ship, as they say, without looking at the passport. At least four mine incidents took place outside the war zone, fortunately without any casualties or consequences.


Therefore, it can already be recognized that the mines that Ukraine rather haphazardly poured into the Black Sea are beginning to pose a threat to the safety of navigation and not only navigation.

There is a completely reasonable option that as the conflict drags on, more and more unexploded mines will break off the minreps and drift somewhere at the behest of the waves until an object of application of the kinetic energy of the explosion is found.

A combination of seasonal storms and corrosion from exposure to salt water has been eating away at the mechanisms and cables of old mines for almost a year, freeing them and sending mines around the Black Sea.


Mir mine near Odessa

At the very end of February 2022, a few days after the start of the NWO, Turkish Navy mine hunters discovered a mine in the overcrowded Bosphorus and detonated it before it could pose a danger to shipping. By April, three more mines had been discovered in Turkish waters.

In September 2022, a Romanian Navy dredging ship struck an unknown mine while it was attempting to clear it about 25 nautical miles northeast of the port of Constanta. The mine did explode, but none of the 75 crew members were injured. The report claims that by September 2022, 28 mines were destroyed in the western half of the Black Sea by the Romanian Navy alone.

In January 2023, the Bulgarian Navy carried out a controlled detonation of a MYAM (small anchor mine) naval mine.


MNM - a small anchor mine, weighing 175 kg, carrying a charge of 20 kg of an explosive such as ammotol or trinitrotoluene. It was adopted by the Soviet Navy in 1943.

Probably, it is not worth talking for a long time that in the Russian fleet, mines of the YM, MYAM and YARM types have long been removed from service, but in Ukraine they are still preserved. It is clear that the saved mines were used for their intended purpose by Ukrainian sailors in a state, as they say, close to passion.

This is generally normal. That February, frantic attempts to defend Odessa from a possible Russian amphibious assault resulted in the dumping of anything that could cause damage into the sea.

On Valentine's Day, a free-floating naval mine suddenly appeared in Agva, a coastal town east of Istanbul along Turkey's northern coast. The mine was hit by the surf on the pier and, quite naturally, it exploded. And on the dam was a restaurant, which received little damage.

On February 13, an incident happened on the beach in Batumi. A naval mine was seen floundering in the surf, and a short time later it suddenly exploded.


Local services reported that no one was injured on the shore. Even though it's February. It is very difficult to say what the result could be if this happened in July. But it is clear that there would be a lot of victims.

In general, the situation is very difficult.

Only the Ukrainian maritime department can at least approximately provide figures for the number of old mines thrown into the sea and the places where the mines were laid. But today, the Ukrainian military seems to have no time to clean up after themselves. And it would be worth it. The mines that have been laid and are being detonated can first of all bring losses to countries that are very loyal to Ukraine: Turkey, Georgia, Romania and Bulgaria.

And the citizens who died on the beach or the ship blown up by a mine (I sincerely hope, with another cargo for the Armed Forces of Ukraine) will not bring warming in relations, but rather, on the contrary.

Of course, Russia can be blamed for this. It's a common move, but not in this case. When a country conducts military operations and plans amphibious operations on the coast of another country, it will in no case set up minefields near ports and near the coast, as this will make it difficult to land an amphibious assault.

At the same time, it is quite normal for the defending side to make it as difficult as possible to approach its maritime infrastructure and coasts with the help of mines. And to attribute to Russia the installation of mines in the Black Sea looks somewhat unreasonable.

And Ukrainian mines will be a problem for a long time to come. No one knows how many of these mines are now roaming freely in the Black Sea, and the longer they remain uncollected, the further they will drift. Mines exposed to sea water and the elements are likely to corrode and become more dangerous and unpredictable over time. It's only a matter of time before any ship or vacationers become their victims.

Who will deal with Ukrainian mines is a question. Ukraine definitely won't. They, firstly, do not need it at all, and secondly, there is nothing. All mine and anti-mine forces of the Ukrainian Navy consist of the ancient degaussing vessel SR-568, which went to the Ukrainian Navy, was named "Balta" and was converted into a mine layer.


But there are no minesweepers in the Ukrainian Navy, alas.

So anyone will have to disentangle the soup, in which mines play the role of dumplings, but not Ukraine. But the problem of wandering mines will still have to be solved by the forces of the countries of the Black Sea region, since the further, the more serious the threat from old, but still deadly sea mines will become.
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  1. +7
    February 21 2023
    There on the left side,
    There on the right side,
    There right along the way
    Interferes with the passage
    Horned death!
    1. +6
      February 21 2023
      The author, all this is lyrics with mines, until the SVO ends.
  2. +5
    February 21 2023
    On the other hand, NATO ships will not shy away in the Black Sea ...
    1. +3
      February 21 2023
      The fact is that Khikhels absolutely don’t care even for their own territory, how many mines they and 6a scattered on land are known only to God!
    2. +3
      February 21 2023
      And on the other hand, they will swim and you can fool around, and there is someone to blame
    3. +2
      February 21 2023
      Quote: Aristarkh Pasechnik
      On the other hand, NATO ships will not shy away in the Black Sea ...

      The article clearly states that the navies of Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey periodically destroy mines, they walk on the sea ... or have these countries already left NATO? ...
    4. +2
      February 21 2023
      Warships can just shy away, because the Navy (of any country) knows how to clear mines. But civilian ships are in danger.
  3. -1
    February 21 2023
    But about the fact that mining is not carried out by countries leading offensive operations at sea, this is strange.
    It is clear that in the absence of a fleet, the diggers of the seas do not lay our mines.
    And if you remember history, then in 1945, at the start of the war with Japan, our Pacific fleet began to mine the approaches to its bases and put up barriers according to PLANS and do not care that the Japanese fleet no longer existed and the Americans sank the last boats. So you shouldn’t be surprised at the actions of the ukroflot - you need to put mines (the good doesn’t disappear, again, and an asterisk for shoulder straps for completing tasks), and if a mine breaks off, then there’s nothing to roam where without hitting the sea. Yes, and there’s nothing to roam along the shores.
    1. +1
      February 21 2023
      And if you remember history, then in 1945, at the start of the war with Japan, our Pacific fleet began to mine the approaches to its bases and put up barriers according to PLANS and do not care that the Japanese fleet no longer existed and the Americans sank the last boats.

      Japan did not have a fleet, but there were ships: the battleship Nagato and the cruiser Sakawa (and destroyers would have been found). During the Seisen operation, it was feared that the Japanese (with these forces) might attack the Soviet convoy. So there was no need for caution.
      1. +2
        February 21 2023
        Well, no doubt they would find anything, maybe they would be able to try to go out to sea, however, a couple of questions.
        The first one is where to get oil; the answer is no oil at all.
        the second - how far does the Nagato battleship advance by sea until its Amer flyers sink it? Such are the things. Yes, by the way, our Black Sea fleet forgot, maybe tell me whose mines prevented us from entering the bays of Sevastopol in 1941-1942.
        It is very interesting which battleship and which coal destroyers (namely, coal and ancient ones) demanded to bring down mines on the approaches to Sevastopol.
        You know, it’s strange all the same, naval admirals argue. I can’t understand the infantry to mine my trenches from the rear all the same.
    2. 0
      February 21 2023
      Quote: saigon
      And if you remember history, then in 1945, at the start of the war with Japan, our Pacific fleet began to mine the approaches to its bases and put up barriers according to PLANS and do not care that the Japanese fleet no longer existed and the Americans sank the last boats.

      The ambush is that those remnants of the fleet that remained with Japan were still stronger real forces of the Pacific Fleet.
      On paper, our fleet looked menacing. But in fact he gave the best ships (their technical condition is evidenced by the fact that upon the arrival of the submarines in the USA they had to be put in for repairs) and personnel to other fleets - and fell into suspended animation until 1945. The real state of affairs in the KR and EM Pacific Fleet is evidenced by the fact that they were not involved in the main operation of the fleet - DESO in Korea and the Kuriles. The paratroopers who landed, desperately in need of artillery support, were supported by the TShch and TFR with their "hundreds" and "three-inch". Oh yes, in Seishin on the third day of the fighting, the ancient Voikov arrived for the cap analysis - with four 102-mm.
      1. +1
        February 21 2023
        You know, there is no time to go into reference books, I can, in principle, list everything that came from the United States in terms of TFRs, minesweepers, torpedo boats (and they were somehow noticeable in Amers because of our redans) to landing craft. At the expense of the Japanese fleet at that time, do you remember how many destroyers went on the last campaign of the flagship of the Imperial Japanese Navy?
        And the ships were not yet sunk, there was no OIL and the entire flagship was practically without cover., And the task was to reach and land on the GROUND like a gun battery.
        Although I don’t know how the brains of the admirals are arranged and for what reason the destroyers 7 didn’t come out, it’s not clear in a word if the enemy has a fleet, you should be afraid of it.
        1. +2
          February 21 2023
          Quote: saigon
          You know, there is no time to go into reference books, I can, in principle, list everything that came from the United States in terms of TFRs, minesweepers, torpedo boats (and they were somehow noticeable in Amers because of our redans) to landing craft.

          It was this little thing that went into battle. AMiki with their one three-inch and SKR frigates with three three-inch.
          And two KRL, 1 LD and 12 EM (including 10 project 7) remained in the bases or worked in the rear - the “sevens” guarded internal communications, accompanied the TR, and ensured the delivery of reinforcements to the landing force in Maoka on Sakhalin. Moreover, it was reinforcements - the EM Pacific Fleet did not take part in the landing in Maoku, and all the artillery support for the landing fell on the shoulders of the TFR "Zarnitsa" and the MZ "Ocean".
          In general, even against the remnants of IJN arr. 1945 Pacific Fleet decided not to exhibit. Although in the same Seishin, the B-13 would be useful to the landing force - for in the early days the landing party had only anti-tank guns, and the Japanese even dragged the BEPO.
          Quote: saigon
          Although I don’t know how the brains of the admirals are arranged and for what reason the destroyers 7 didn’t come out, it’s not clear in a word if the enemy has a fleet, you should be afraid of it.

          Yes, because this is the Pacific Fleet - the rear fleet. Throughout the war, he was the very "last pig" in the already not favored by the supply of the Navy. If even the warring fleets could not ensure the normal operation and repair of large ships, then what can we say about the Pacific.
          The admirals soberly assessed the capabilities of the KR and EM - and decided that even with the remaining IJN forces, it was better for them not to meet. Especially taking into account the results of the battles of the USSR Navy EM on the ETVD. So it's better, away from sin, close minefields.
  4. +6
    February 21 2023
    Here, just now, I saw in one almshouse an honorary wall certificate: "To the best universal specialist" ...
    Author! How did it happen?! We have to read and comment on this opus.
    2. Pictures. Okay, blue (where did they get it from), but why was the inscription on the mine from that Odessa beach blurred? Not good...
    1. -2
      February 21 2023
      Quote: Kerensky
      and why was the inscription on the mine from that Odessa beach blurred?

      It seems to me that the skakuas blurred the inscription, exposing a photo about the Odessa beach. And what would you like to see there?
      Virub (in Russian - product) 730, i.е. antiamphibious mine
      batch 11 mine number 009
      Current (current) repair in February 2020.

      What does it give you? In Russia, in my opinion, such mines were decommissioned in 2016.
      1. +3
        February 21 2023
        It seems to me that the skakuas blurred the inscription, exposing a photo about the Odessa beach.

        I am begging you! Your mine, which is bathing, is not at all the one that the Author is already sunbathing, so my question for the inscription continues to be.
        Here, just the other day, they demonstrated how ours shot with a Cornet, so they also erased the inscription, because it was bourgeois.
  5. +2
    February 21 2023
    But there are no minesweepers in the Ukrainian Navy, alas.
    There are, one-piece TWO, "Cherkassy" and "Chernihiv", but the truth is far away, in the UK ...

    I wonder if any of our submarines in combat service meets them in neutral waters, will it sink them?
    1. +1
      February 21 2023
      May they not go to Ukraine, even if Turkey passes through the straits. Chances to reach port 0. hi
  6. -4
    February 21 2023
    Yes. It's all lyrics.
    What is a mine that exploded in Batumi compared to a volley of "Solntsepeka"?
    never mind.

    And when here in the article a volunteer artilleryman said that the first 2 shots from old self-propelled guns fly to who knows where? Every day, a battery, let's say from 3 guns, 2 artillery raids each ... 12 shells every day on whom God sends ....
    (and after all, in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the guns were allegedly even older)

    Such trifles as a mine, logically, are dangerous only statistically ... But in reality, there was no landing in Odessa ...
  7. 0
    February 21 2023
    The current Ukrainian government is a brainwashing pro. I remember that on the same resource (which is the correspondent) there were news in this order:
    1. The Russians are planning a landing on the Odessa region - we have mined all the adjacent beaches, the Russians will not pass.
    2. Russians threaten with landing from the sea plus shelling of Odessa - we have installed more than 600 sea mines, the Russians will not pass.
    Then, all references to the incarceration were sharply erased, and all the news and tragedies began to be presented in this vein:
    On the Odessa beach, a man was blown up by Russian ammunition. In the waters of Odessa, the Russians set up 600 naval mines. Moreover, these mines were once stolen from the captured Ukrainian warehouses in the Crimea, specially stored for several years and now installed by vile, insidious Russians in order to discredit innocent Ukrainians. This explains the Ukrainian marking of these same mines;)
    By the way, for a couple of months now, the Ukron news has ceased to indicate the "Russian registration" of the next sea mines without fail.
  8. 0
    February 21 2023
    "be careful, the sea lanes are closed, the next station is a railway blockade."

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