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A combined detachment from the reacting units of the Crimean and Sevastopol central administrations of the EMERCOM of Russia continues to work on the disposal of explosives during the Great Patriotic War on the sunken motor ship “Jean Zhores”. In addition to aerial bombs, detonators, artillery shells and other ammunition, a group of pyrotechnic divers also discovered the remains of crew members with weapons, personal belongings and items of uniform on the ship.

The rise of fragile historical finds was complicated by the lack of visibility and confined space. All the remains found in a special container were taken to the pier, where it was determined that they belonged to two soldiers of the Red Army.

In the future, the remains will be reburied in the Mass Grave in Feodosia on the Day of Remembrance of the soldiers who died in the Kerch-Feodosia landing operation, which took place from December 26, 1941 to January 2, 1942.

In 2019, specialists from the EMERCOM of Russia have already carried out work on the monitoring, recovery and destruction of HOPs from a cargo ship. This work continues from September 15 to October 14, 2020. In the last 24 hours alone, the specialists of the special naval detachment have neutralized more than 3654 explosive objects: FAB-50 bombs – 10 units, artillery shells – 11 units, cartridges for the ShVAK-20 aviation cannon – 3633 units. Since the beginning of the work, about 40 thousand explosive objects have been lifted and neutralized.

Let us remind you that in January 1942 the cargo ship “Jean Zhores” sank off the coast of the Feodosia Bay, which was carrying out transport operations during the Kerch-Feodosia landing operation. He was exposed to attacks by enemy aircraft and received heavy damage. The Jean Jaurès team managed to hastily repair the ship and set the course for Feodosia. However, just a few days later, the ship was blown up by a magnetic mine. After a long struggle for life, under enemy fire, it was decided to sink the ship, on board which was a huge number of explosives.

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