UXBs, a US plane and a 14th-century ship among challenges to team running seabed power cable across busy shipping lane with a history of warfare

A £625m project to connect the energy systems of the UK and Belgium has unearthed more than a dozen bombs and mines dating back a century to when the continent was wracked by war.

Detailed underwater surveys by National Grid, undertaken this year ahead of the laying of the 130-mile interconnector, have detected 19 pieces of unexploded ordnance from the first and second world wars along the seabed on the planned route.

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