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On-Land and In-Water Mine Clearance Operations

Underwater Aerial Ordnance

We operate with the certificate of approval of the Italian Ministry of Defence for both On-land and In-water Mine Clearance and we perform more than 20 clearance operations every year (2018-2021) in any kind of environment such as sea waters, inland waters (canals, rivers and lakes) open field and underground complexes.

Drafinsub has a strong background in the UXO survey and clearance field, for both land mines and marine ordnance. Our first underwater activities in this fields date back in the early ’90s, but it’s in the middle of the years 2000 that we expanded our field of action on land and this division started growing esponentially.

Our Technical department can design customised solutions to adapt to any situation, thanks to the work of our engineers with the support of UXO Technicians with more than 15 years of experience on the field.

Thanks to this knowledge Drafinsub has been able to perform Marine Ordnance Clearance at a depth of 700msw.

Our skills have so evolved with time and experience and we are now able to offer a wide range of services for both On-land and In-water Mine Clearance, with different types of activities and methodologies:

  • In-Water
    • Surface Remediation (1.2 m depth below the sea bed)
    • Remediation in depth through excavation with auger (10 m depth below sea bed)
    • Assistance for the remediation preparatory excavations
    • Dredging of lakes, lagoons and channels
    • Operations at extreme depths with ROVs
    • Design and manufacture of custom made tools
  • On-Land
    • Surface Remediation (3 m depth)
    • Remediation in depth through excavation with auger (7 m depth)
    • Assistance for the remediation preparatory excavations