US Navy offers assistance after Great Barrier Reef bomb drop

Reuters: The US Navy offered Australia any help it wanted to retrieve 4 bombs mistakenly dropped inside the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef marine park last week.

US Navy Harrier fighter jets were forced to drop the bombs, 2 inert and 2 carrying explosives but not armed, after civilian boats were spotted near their original target.

Photo: File photo of a Harlequin Tuskfish showing off its tusks at Heron Island, a popular diving spot in the southern Great Barrier Reef (Catlin Seaview Survey)

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    What. The hell.
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    That awkward moment when you accidentally almost blow up the Great Barrier Reef. My country rocks.
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    Goddammit America, this is what happens when you try to police the world. Knock it off already.
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