Controlled explosion off Essex coast

A CONTROLLED detonation took place yesterday morning after a dredger picked up an explosive device off the Essex coastline.Thames Coastguard received a report that the dredger Brabo had found a fourteen-inch diameter projectile shell 12 miles off Harwich.

A CONTROLLED detonation took place yesterday morning after a dredger picked up an explosive device off the Essex coastline.

Thames Coastguard received a report that the dredger Brabo had found a fourteen-inch diameter projectile shell 12 miles off Harwich.

The Royal Navy Explosives and Ordnance Disposal Team from Portsmouth attended and the device was destroyed in a controlled detonation.


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