What is underwater pollution ?

Wars have left the waters littered with various types of explosive devices.

Past air and naval bombing campaigns, former mine laying operations, the dumping of ammunition at sea as well as the presence of ship and aircraft wrecks all now pose a tremendous challenge for port and dock expansions, the laying of pipelines and cables and wind turbines implementation at sea.

Underwater clearance operations apply to explosive ordnance immerged in territorial waters and inland waters alike, such as lakes, rivers, harbours, ponds and canals.

Underwater clearance by Geomines

Underwater clearance operations form an integral part of Geomines’ DNA. Our divers, who all hold more than 20 years of French Navy experience and continuous trainings within Geomines, are holders of a hyperbaric suitability certificate class II or III mention A conduct mine-clearance operations at any depths.

Geomines holds the certification of companies made compulsory since January 1, 2020 by application of the order of September 29, 2017 relating to hyperbaric works.