• Diving into the Philippines' dangerous, underwater mines

    Filipino divers disappear into water as opaque as chocolate milk as they blindly dig in search of gold trapped in muddy sediment. It's risky business: As miners go deeper, underwater tunnels could collapse or the compressor that provides air may fail. Hari Sreenivasan reports on a dangerous venture undertaken by adults and kids.

    published: 28 Jan 2014
  • What a sea mine explosion looks like

    This underwater detonation by U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal illustrates the destructive potential of a sea mine. Find out what Navy is doing to keep the sea safe from mines - http://ow.ly/l3uSR.

    published: 10 May 2013
  • Danger! (1940) - Disarming a Mine

    THE THINGS THAT GO BOOM! - THE MONTH OF BOMBS ON BRITISH PATHÉ (JULY 2015): Newsreel of the Week: Danger! (1940). Our cameras capture a mine disposal team at work on a beach during the Second World War. To watch more films of bomb and mine disposal, click the following link for the next film in the playlist: https://youtu.be/7-LHpdS4FNA?list=PL3kG3TM8jFKjyij4_6OJKdQO6JStdeQvJ Music: "Ride of the Valkyries" (by Wagner) | YouTube Audio Library https://youtu.be/Bp7N0A82N7c?list=PL93uzrz9f1_SAPxrunT624dsXie3alY1K Use subject to the YouTube Terms of Service. (Film ID 1033.24) A NEW THEME EVERY MONTH! Each month, a range of new uploads and playlists tell the story of a particular topic through archive footage. Let us know what themes you'd like to see by leaving us a comment or connecting...

    published: 23 Jul 2015
  • Underwater british WW2 mine

    Underwater mine from world war two lying in south pacific ocean. survey by Bertrand Sciboz www.ceresm.com

    published: 14 Mar 2008
  • The Children Risking Their Lives In Underwater Gold Mines

    Children Of The Dirty Gold: An investigation into the use of child labour in dangerous Philippine underwater gold mines. Subscribe to Journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures The Children Working On Indian Coal Mines https://youtu.be/0ZA5Az09Zj4 How Asia's Economic Miracle Collapsed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS-MVu5v4b8 Hard Labour Nicaragua https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkAnvHnqJVw For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/?lid=68884&bid=2 Many of Philippines' 5.5 million child workers are risking their lives digging for "Dirty Gold" in unbelievable conditions. Desperate men and children scour underwater mine-shafts in this terrifying report. Breathing through nothing more than a thin pipe con...

    published: 24 Jul 2015
  • Arma 3 - Naval mines

    Watch as lots of stuff blows up in this video where I go through the different mine types in Arma 3, designed for ships and submarines. 0:00 - Intro 0:12 - PDM-7 0:27 - Naval mine overview 0:49 - Setting depth of mines Check out my channels: ● 3kliksphilip: https://www.youtube.com/3kliksphilip ● 2kliksphilip: https://www.youtube.com/2kliksphilip ● kliksphilip: https://www.youtube.com/kliksphilip Other information you might like: ● Website: http://3kliksphilip.com ● Twitter: https://twitter.com/3kliksphilip ● PC Specs: Intel 3770K, 16 GB RAM, Geforce 670 2 GB.

    published: 06 Nov 2013
  • Sea Mine Warfare (1968)

    Synopsis: Historic development of various types of sea mines. The value of sea mine warfare in both offensive and defensive action with a minimum of casualties and destruction.

    published: 05 Jan 2016
  • Minesweepers Clear World War 2 Mines From The Baltic Sea

    NATO members conduct annual mine clearance and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) operation in the Baltic Sea. The aim of the operation is to clear World War I and World War II naval mines that could pose a threat to shipping and fisheries, from the bottom of the Baltic Sea. Footage includes various shots of the Latvian and Canadian dive teams during the operation. When the area around the mine was secured, the dive team then conducted a controlled detonation. Factual, impartial and current. AiirSource Military brings you the latest insights from the United States Armed Forces. Visit our channel for in-depth and extended coverage on military events and missions: http://www.youtube.com/AiirSource Subscribe and turn on the notification bell to stay updated: http://www.youtube.com/subscrip...

    published: 01 Sep 2017
  • Ark Survival Evolved - Homing Underwater Mine Testing and Exploding!

    We test out the Homing Underwater Mines. They're expensive... but can we find a good use for them? Want to play with us? Search "Nerd Parade" on the unofficial list. Support Us: https://www.patreon.com/nerdparade Follow Us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/nerd_parade_ Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/nerdparade Instagram: https://instagram.com/nerd_parade_ Figure Collecting: http://myfigurecollection.net/profile/Reido

    published: 22 Nov 2015
  • Detonation Of A WW2 Sea Mine On The Beach

    A recovered sea mine is detonated and causes a huge explosion.

    published: 02 Feb 2014
  • GoPro: Abandoned Mine Diving with Christian Redl

    Join Christian Redl, multiple world record holding free diver, as he explores the depths of an old abandoned and flooded mine in Budapest. Shot 100% on the HERO4® camera from ‪http://GoPro.com. Get stoked and subscribe: http://goo.gl/HgVXpQ To license clips from this video go to https://licensing.gopro.com Music Courtesy of Score Revolution https://www.scorerevolution.com For more from GoPro, follow us: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gopro Twitter: https://twitter.com/gopro Instagram: https://instagram.com/gopro Tumblr: http://gopro.tumblr.com/ Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/gopro Vine: https://goo.gl/m3nQz7

    published: 30 Oct 2015
  • WW2 Sea Mine near Dover

    Between Dover and Kings Down lies the shell of an old WW2 sea mine, nice gem of a find.

    published: 03 Apr 2015
  • 3D animation - naval mines with breakdown

    changed the title to include '3D animation'... seems people thought this was a video of a naval mine exploding!

    published: 10 Mar 2016
  • w.i.t.c.h. the underwater mines

    enjoy

    published: 08 Mar 2011
  • Blowing up a German WW2 mine in the Baltic sea, big bang!

    published: 10 Dec 2014
  • Sea mine in Netherlands Cuijk habor.

    Planting a (fake) sea mine on a old barge. Father daughter quality time.

    published: 28 Jun 2014
  • Naval Museum of Alberta Society - D-Day Clear The Mines

    published: 18 Sep 2014
  • B52s Used to Lay Naval Mines

    "23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron Pilots conduct the first sea mining mission with allies for BALTOPS 2016" All the video content used in this clip come from the U.S Department of Defense.

    published: 16 Jun 2016
  • Mines in the Water

    Mines Planted in the Water

    published: 24 May 2010
  • W.I.T.C.H. Season 1 - Episode 19 (The Underwater Mines)

    W.I.T.C.H. the animated series (2004), © is Owned by Disney. Episode Description: Phobos uses the knowledge that Caleb's father is alive to lure Caleb and the Guardians to the Underwater Mines for an ambush. Hay Lin hears the guards whispering, which allows the group's unimpeded access to the mines. The element of surprise is soon lost and the group is on the move. Cedric floods the mine and sends the group plus Caleb's dad on a mine cart ride to the main shaft. Once there, they use the guardroom to float to the surface and come face-to-face with Cedric and a platoon of guards. Cedric tries to go after Caleb and the miners stranded in the remains of the guardroom, but Irma and Hay Lin freeze Cedric with a flash-frozen bubble. Phobos sits in his castle, thinking he has taken care of the ma...

    published: 16 Sep 2015
  • From the Depths! Naval Mines

    A short video showing the destructive power of Mines laid in a small area of water, Using SS Californian as the test subject :) Thanks for Watching Richlarrousse MinichampsF1 2017

    published: 25 Feb 2017
  • Found Human remains in underwater gold mine?!!!!!!!!

    Today on Rabbit Man we venture into an ancient gold mine in riverside county CA That got flooded out sometime in the 1800s!!!! Enjoy Rabbitears.... .

    published: 31 Dec 2016
  • Naval mine

    is a self-contained explosive device placed in water to damage or destroy surface ships or submarines. Unlike depth charges, mines are deposited and left to wait until they are triggered by the approach of, or contact with, an enemy vessel. Naval mines can be used offensively—to hamper enemy shipping movements or lock vessels into a harbour; or defensively—to protect friendly vessels and create "safe" zones. Mines can be laid in many ways: by purpose-built minelayers, refitted ships, submarines, or aircraft—and even by dropping them into a harbour by hand. They can be inexpensive: some variants can cost as little as US$2000, though more sophisticated mines can cost millions of dollars, be equipped with several kinds of sensors, and deliver a warhead by rocket or torpedo. British Mk 14 sea...

    published: 22 Aug 2016
  • Estonia: See detonation of massive underwater mine

    A huge underwater mine was detonated by military sappers in Baltic Sea waters around the Estonian island of Muhu, Friday. The explosion was part of the "Open Spirit" operations taking place in the area. Video ID: 20150529-043 Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv Contact: cd@ruptly.tv Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly LiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/Ruptly Vine: https://vine.co/Ruptly Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/Ruptly YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/RuptlyTV DailyMotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/ruptly

    published: 29 May 2015
Diving into the Philippines' dangerous, underwater mines

Diving into the Philippines' dangerous, underwater mines

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  • Updated: 28 Jan 2014
  • views: 183480
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Filipino divers disappear into water as opaque as chocolate milk as they blindly dig in search of gold trapped in muddy sediment. It's risky business: As miners go deeper, underwater tunnels could collapse or the compressor that provides air may fail. Hari Sreenivasan reports on a dangerous venture undertaken by adults and kids.
https://wn.com/Diving_Into_The_Philippines'_Dangerous,_Underwater_Mines
What a sea mine explosion looks like

What a sea mine explosion looks like

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  • Updated: 10 May 2013
  • views: 39326
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This underwater detonation by U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal illustrates the destructive potential of a sea mine. Find out what Navy is doing to keep the sea safe from mines - http://ow.ly/l3uSR.
https://wn.com/What_A_Sea_Mine_Explosion_Looks_Like
Danger! (1940) - Disarming a Mine

Danger! (1940) - Disarming a Mine

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  • Updated: 23 Jul 2015
  • views: 154237
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THE THINGS THAT GO BOOM! - THE MONTH OF BOMBS ON BRITISH PATHÉ (JULY 2015): Newsreel of the Week: Danger! (1940). Our cameras capture a mine disposal team at work on a beach during the Second World War. To watch more films of bomb and mine disposal, click the following link for the next film in the playlist: https://youtu.be/7-LHpdS4FNA?list=PL3kG3TM8jFKjyij4_6OJKdQO6JStdeQvJ Music: "Ride of the Valkyries" (by Wagner) | YouTube Audio Library https://youtu.be/Bp7N0A82N7c?list=PL93uzrz9f1_SAPxrunT624dsXie3alY1K Use subject to the YouTube Terms of Service. (Film ID 1033.24) A NEW THEME EVERY MONTH! Each month, a range of new uploads and playlists tell the story of a particular topic through archive footage. Let us know what themes you'd like to see by leaving us a comment or connecting with us on social media. BRITISH PATHÉ'S STORY Before television, people came to movie theatres to watch the news. British Pathé was at the forefront of cinematic journalism, blending information with entertainment to popular effect. Over the course of a century, it documented everything from major armed conflicts and seismic political crises to the curious hobbies and eccentric lives of ordinary people. If it happened, British Pathé filmed it. Now considered to be the finest newsreel archive in the world, British Pathé is a treasure trove of 85,000 films unrivalled in their historical and cultural significance. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR ONLINE CHANNEL, BRITISH PATHÉ TV. IT'S FULL OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES, FASCINATING INTERVIEWS, AND CLASSIC MOVIES. http://www.britishpathe.tv/ FOR LICENSING ENQUIRIES VISIT http://www.britishpathe.com/
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Underwater british WW2 mine

Underwater british WW2 mine

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  • Updated: 14 Mar 2008
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Underwater mine from world war two lying in south pacific ocean. survey by Bertrand Sciboz www.ceresm.com
https://wn.com/Underwater_British_WW2_Mine
The Children Risking Their Lives In Underwater Gold Mines

The Children Risking Their Lives In Underwater Gold Mines

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  • Updated: 24 Jul 2015
  • views: 957652
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Children Of The Dirty Gold: An investigation into the use of child labour in dangerous Philippine underwater gold mines. Subscribe to Journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures The Children Working On Indian Coal Mines https://youtu.be/0ZA5Az09Zj4 How Asia's Economic Miracle Collapsed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS-MVu5v4b8 Hard Labour Nicaragua https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkAnvHnqJVw For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/?lid=68884&bid=2 Many of Philippines' 5.5 million child workers are risking their lives digging for "Dirty Gold" in unbelievable conditions. Desperate men and children scour underwater mine-shafts in this terrifying report. Breathing through nothing more than a thin pipe connected to an air compressor, going 30 foot deep underwater for hours in search of gold is all in a day’s work for 16-year-old Gerald. "I'm afraid, if the earth collapses, I will get buried underneath" says the teenager. Surrounded by rock walls in the pitch black darkness of the water, the men chip away at walls for 3 hours. They find no gold. For many like Gerald school is a distant memory, and illegally diving for gold the only alternative to starvation. Hundreds of deaths by electrocution, drowning and even the possibility of Mercury poisoning have had little impact on compressor mining activities, which continue un-policed and unregulated. There appears little hope of change on the horizon. "If I could only give job opportunities - I will take them away from compressor mining. It is just that I have no alternative at this point" says Ricarte Padilla, Mayor of Jose Panganiban - Philippines' so-called "Gold Coast". As it is, the children and family men unearthing 60-80kg of gold per month see the lions share of wealth disappear into the Chinese black market. Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews ABC Australia - Ref 6514 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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Arma 3 - Naval mines

Arma 3 - Naval mines

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  • Duration: 1:09
  • Updated: 06 Nov 2013
  • views: 18337
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Watch as lots of stuff blows up in this video where I go through the different mine types in Arma 3, designed for ships and submarines. 0:00 - Intro 0:12 - PDM-7 0:27 - Naval mine overview 0:49 - Setting depth of mines Check out my channels: ● 3kliksphilip: https://www.youtube.com/3kliksphilip ● 2kliksphilip: https://www.youtube.com/2kliksphilip ● kliksphilip: https://www.youtube.com/kliksphilip Other information you might like: ● Website: http://3kliksphilip.com ● Twitter: https://twitter.com/3kliksphilip ● PC Specs: Intel 3770K, 16 GB RAM, Geforce 670 2 GB.
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Sea Mine Warfare (1968)

Sea Mine Warfare (1968)

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  • Duration: 26:39
  • Updated: 05 Jan 2016
  • views: 10783
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Synopsis: Historic development of various types of sea mines. The value of sea mine warfare in both offensive and defensive action with a minimum of casualties and destruction.
https://wn.com/Sea_Mine_Warfare_(1968)
Minesweepers Clear World War 2 Mines From The Baltic Sea

Minesweepers Clear World War 2 Mines From The Baltic Sea

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  • Duration: 2:06
  • Updated: 01 Sep 2017
  • views: 441
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NATO members conduct annual mine clearance and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) operation in the Baltic Sea. The aim of the operation is to clear World War I and World War II naval mines that could pose a threat to shipping and fisheries, from the bottom of the Baltic Sea. Footage includes various shots of the Latvian and Canadian dive teams during the operation. When the area around the mine was secured, the dive team then conducted a controlled detonation. Factual, impartial and current. AiirSource Military brings you the latest insights from the United States Armed Forces. Visit our channel for in-depth and extended coverage on military events and missions: http://www.youtube.com/AiirSource Subscribe and turn on the notification bell to stay updated: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=AiirSource Credits: Nato TV | AiirSource Military
https://wn.com/Minesweepers_Clear_World_War_2_Mines_From_The_Baltic_Sea
Ark Survival Evolved - Homing Underwater Mine Testing and Exploding!

Ark Survival Evolved - Homing Underwater Mine Testing and Exploding!

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  • Duration: 6:27
  • Updated: 22 Nov 2015
  • views: 26645
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We test out the Homing Underwater Mines. They're expensive... but can we find a good use for them? Want to play with us? Search "Nerd Parade" on the unofficial list. Support Us: https://www.patreon.com/nerdparade Follow Us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/nerd_parade_ Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/nerdparade Instagram: https://instagram.com/nerd_parade_ Figure Collecting: http://myfigurecollection.net/profile/Reido
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Detonation Of A WW2 Sea Mine On The Beach

Detonation Of A WW2 Sea Mine On The Beach

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  • Updated: 02 Feb 2014
  • views: 36494
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A recovered sea mine is detonated and causes a huge explosion.
https://wn.com/Detonation_Of_A_WW2_Sea_Mine_On_The_Beach
GoPro: Abandoned Mine Diving with Christian Redl

GoPro: Abandoned Mine Diving with Christian Redl

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  • Duration: 2:23
  • Updated: 30 Oct 2015
  • views: 438645
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Join Christian Redl, multiple world record holding free diver, as he explores the depths of an old abandoned and flooded mine in Budapest. Shot 100% on the HERO4® camera from ‪http://GoPro.com. Get stoked and subscribe: http://goo.gl/HgVXpQ To license clips from this video go to https://licensing.gopro.com Music Courtesy of Score Revolution https://www.scorerevolution.com For more from GoPro, follow us: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gopro Twitter: https://twitter.com/gopro Instagram: https://instagram.com/gopro Tumblr: http://gopro.tumblr.com/ Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/gopro Vine: https://goo.gl/m3nQz7
https://wn.com/Gopro_Abandoned_Mine_Diving_With_Christian_Redl
WW2 Sea Mine near Dover

WW2 Sea Mine near Dover

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  • Duration: 1:49
  • Updated: 03 Apr 2015
  • views: 11786
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Between Dover and Kings Down lies the shell of an old WW2 sea mine, nice gem of a find.
https://wn.com/WW2_Sea_Mine_Near_Dover
3D animation - naval mines with breakdown

3D animation - naval mines with breakdown

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  • Duration: 0:49
  • Updated: 10 Mar 2016
  • views: 4792
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changed the title to include '3D animation'... seems people thought this was a video of a naval mine exploding!
https://wn.com/3D_Animation_Naval_Mines_With_Breakdown
w.i.t.c.h. the underwater mines

w.i.t.c.h. the underwater mines

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  • Duration: 22:40
  • Updated: 08 Mar 2011
  • views: 25888
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enjoy
https://wn.com/W.I.T.C.H._The_Underwater_Mines
Blowing up a German WW2 mine in the Baltic sea, big bang!

Blowing up a German WW2 mine in the Baltic sea, big bang!

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  • Duration: 0:42
  • Updated: 10 Dec 2014
  • views: 13831
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https://wn.com/Blowing_Up_A_German_WW2_Mine_In_The_Baltic_Sea,_Big_Bang
Sea mine in Netherlands Cuijk habor.

Sea mine in Netherlands Cuijk habor.

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  • Duration: 5:39
  • Updated: 28 Jun 2014
  • views: 23607
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Planting a (fake) sea mine on a old barge. Father daughter quality time.
https://wn.com/Sea_Mine_In_Netherlands_Cuijk_Habor.
Naval Museum of Alberta Society - D-Day Clear The Mines

Naval Museum of Alberta Society - D-Day Clear The Mines

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  • Duration: 3:37
  • Updated: 18 Sep 2014
  • views: 860
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https://wn.com/Naval_Museum_Of_Alberta_Society_D_Day_Clear_The_Mines
B52s Used to Lay Naval Mines

B52s Used to Lay Naval Mines

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  • Duration: 1:29
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2016
  • views: 1223
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"23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron Pilots conduct the first sea mining mission with allies for BALTOPS 2016" All the video content used in this clip come from the U.S Department of Defense.
https://wn.com/B52S_Used_To_Lay_Naval_Mines
Mines in the Water

Mines in the Water

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  • Duration: 0:15
  • Updated: 24 May 2010
  • views: 197597
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Mines Planted in the Water
https://wn.com/Mines_In_The_Water
W.I.T.C.H. Season 1 - Episode 19 (The Underwater Mines)

W.I.T.C.H. Season 1 - Episode 19 (The Underwater Mines)

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  • Updated: 16 Sep 2015
  • views: 6981
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W.I.T.C.H. the animated series (2004), © is Owned by Disney. Episode Description: Phobos uses the knowledge that Caleb's father is alive to lure Caleb and the Guardians to the Underwater Mines for an ambush. Hay Lin hears the guards whispering, which allows the group's unimpeded access to the mines. The element of surprise is soon lost and the group is on the move. Cedric floods the mine and sends the group plus Caleb's dad on a mine cart ride to the main shaft. Once there, they use the guardroom to float to the surface and come face-to-face with Cedric and a platoon of guards. Cedric tries to go after Caleb and the miners stranded in the remains of the guardroom, but Irma and Hay Lin freeze Cedric with a flash-frozen bubble. Phobos sits in his castle, thinking he has taken care of the major thorns in his side, until the girls show up with the last laugh in his scrying pool. In the B-story, W.I.T.C.H, Caleb, and Blunk try to open the Book of Secrets. Episode aired Monday 8:30 PM EST Jun 13, 2005 on Toon Disney
https://wn.com/W.I.T.C.H._Season_1_Episode_19_(The_Underwater_Mines)
From the Depths! Naval Mines

From the Depths! Naval Mines

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  • Duration: 15:17
  • Updated: 25 Feb 2017
  • views: 32305
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A short video showing the destructive power of Mines laid in a small area of water, Using SS Californian as the test subject :) Thanks for Watching Richlarrousse MinichampsF1 2017
https://wn.com/From_The_Depths_Naval_Mines
Found Human remains in underwater gold mine?!!!!!!!!

Found Human remains in underwater gold mine?!!!!!!!!

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  • Duration: 9:39
  • Updated: 31 Dec 2016
  • views: 37465
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Today on Rabbit Man we venture into an ancient gold mine in riverside county CA That got flooded out sometime in the 1800s!!!! Enjoy Rabbitears.... .
https://wn.com/Found_Human_Remains_In_Underwater_Gold_Mine
Naval mine

Naval mine

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  • Duration: 0:19
  • Updated: 22 Aug 2016
  • views: 1200
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is a self-contained explosive device placed in water to damage or destroy surface ships or submarines. Unlike depth charges, mines are deposited and left to wait until they are triggered by the approach of, or contact with, an enemy vessel. Naval mines can be used offensively—to hamper enemy shipping movements or lock vessels into a harbour; or defensively—to protect friendly vessels and create "safe" zones. Mines can be laid in many ways: by purpose-built minelayers, refitted ships, submarines, or aircraft—and even by dropping them into a harbour by hand. They can be inexpensive: some variants can cost as little as US$2000, though more sophisticated mines can cost millions of dollars, be equipped with several kinds of sensors, and deliver a warhead by rocket or torpedo. British Mk 14 sea mine Their flexibility and cost-effectiveness make mines attractive to the less powerful belligerent in asymmetric warfare. The cost of producing and laying a mine is usually anywhere from 0.5% to 10% of the cost of removing it, and it can take up to 200 times as long to clear a minefield as to lay it. Parts of some World War II naval minefields still exist because they are too extensive and expensive to clear.[1] It is possible for some of these 1940s-era mines to remain dangerous for many years to come. Mines have been employed as offensive or defensive weapons in rivers, lakes, estuaries, seas, and oceans, but they can also be used as tools of psychological warfare. Offensive mines are placed in enemy waters, outside harbours and across important shipping routes with the aim of sinking both merchant and military vessels. Defensive minefields safeguard key stretches of coast from enemy ships and submarines, forcing them into more easily defended areas, or keeping them away from sensitive ones. Minefields designed for psychological effect are usually placed on trade routes and are used to stop shipping from reaching an enemy nation. They are often spread thinly, to create an impression of minefields existing across large areas. A single mine inserted strategically on a shipping route can stop maritime movements for days while the entire area is swept. International law requires nations to declare when they mine an area, in order to make it easier for civil shipping to avoid the mines. The warnings do not have to be specific; for example, during World War II, Britain declared simply that it had mined the English Channel, North Sea, and French coast. Naval mines were first invented by Han Chinese innovators of the Ming Dynasty Imperial China and were described in thorough detail by the early Ming dynasty Han Chinese artillery officer Jiao Yu, in his 14th century military treatise known as the Huolongjing.[2] Han Chinese records tell of naval explosives in the 16th century, used to fight against Japanese pirates (wokou). This kind of naval mine was loaded in a wooden box, sealed with putty. General Qi Jiguang made several timed, drifting explosives, to harass Japanese pirate ships.[3] However, in the Tiangong Kaiwu (The Exploitation of the Works of Nature) treatise, written by Song Yingxing in 1637 AD, it describes naval mines with a rip cord pulled by hidden ambushers located on the nearby shore who rotated a steel wheellock flint mechanism to produce sparks and ignite the fuse of the naval mine.[4] Although this is the rotating steel wheellock's first use with naval mines, Jiao Yu had described their use for land mines back in the 14th century.[5] The first plan for a sea mine in the West was by Ralph Rabbards, who presented his design to Queen Elizabeth I of England in 1574.[4] The Dutch inventor Cornelius Drebbel was employed in the Office of Ordnance by King Charles I of England to make weapons, including a "floating petard" which proved a failure.[6] Weapons of this type were apparently tried by the English at the Siege of La Rochelle in 1627 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_mine https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
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Estonia: See detonation of massive underwater mine

Estonia: See detonation of massive underwater mine

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  • Updated: 29 May 2015
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A huge underwater mine was detonated by military sappers in Baltic Sea waters around the Estonian island of Muhu, Friday. The explosion was part of the "Open Spirit" operations taking place in the area. Video ID: 20150529-043 Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv Contact: cd@ruptly.tv Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly LiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/Ruptly Vine: https://vine.co/Ruptly Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/Ruptly YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/RuptlyTV DailyMotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/ruptly
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