On March 22nd, a task force of Ministry of Emergency Situations of Primorskiy Territory blasted ice on the river of Arsenyevka. The ice posed danger to the wooden bridge of a nearby village.
The task force commander spoke about peculiarities of ice blasting.
The dangerous zone was marked with warning signs.
A fishing inspector made sure all environmental safety standards were met.
An automated bore.
The machine drilled a borehole in this one-meter thick ice quickly.
It was time to plant an explosive.
They did their job slowly and carefully, commenting on every step they took.
Some sticky tape.
They put all that into the borehole.
And covered it with snow.
No matter how prepared you are, an explosion is always sudden.
A wall of broken ice rose over the trees and then fell down slowly.
The fishing inspector checked if fish has been killed but didn’t find any. The task force kept working.
Check out the video of the blast.