US Navy Offers Assistance After Great Barrier Reef Bomb Drop

US Navy offers assistance after Great Barrier Reef bomb drop

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)