rising mine

rising mine

In naval mine warfare, a mine having positive buoyancy which is released from a sinker by a ship influence or by a timing device. The mine may fire by contact, hydrostatic pressure, or other means.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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Indigenously developed mines include the EM 52 rocket-propelled rising mine, which closely resembles the first Russian "Cluster" [NATO code name] rising mine and is believed to be powerful enough to break the keel of an aircraft carrier; the EM 55 (submarine laid); and the EM 56 rising mine.
Investment, which dropped 7 per cent last year, will gain in this year's first half as scrap sales decline and central banks buy the metal, countering a drop in jewellery demand and rising mine production.
You would think a higher gold price would lead to rising mine production - but that is not happening.
UK Coal say the coal would be sterilised by rising mine water from the old workings, but I have been told that the road within the proposed site is already flooded with mine water.
China currently produces the EM11 bottom-influence mine; the EM31 moored mine; the EM32 moored influence mine; the EM52 rocket-propelled rising mine; and, the EM-53 ship-laid bottom influence mine which is remotely controlled by a shore station.
However, China appears to be providing an advanced naval mine, the EM-52 rising mine, that will significantly enhance Iranian mining capabilities.
The Potland Burn site is the next on the list, and UK Coal are once again claiming that a valuable energy reserve will be sterilised forever, by rising mine water from Ellington mine, which they themselves closed unnecessarily.