Saturday, 25 October 2014

Possible ordnance located at Peveril Point.

Readers may have noticed that the team has been searching the Peveril Point area for a possible piece of ordnance in the last couple of weeks.

The tides and weather has beaten us each time but thankfully with a low tide today it was quickly located and the National Maritime Operations Centre requested assistance from the Royal Navy Bomb Disposal Team from Portsmouth.

The team briefing at Peveril Point before searching.

The suspicious object located , scaled against a VHF radio.

The role of the Coastguard is to locate, photograph and cordon the area, assisted today by Dorset Police.

The Royal Navy team arrived just in time as the tide just started to cover the item. Clearing the area they got to work and quickly established the item was in fact a pipe.

No controlled explosion took place , it just happened at the time the team were on the beach there were some fireworks set off in the town.

The Royal Navy Team confirmed this was a good call and until they started to work it was unclear what this item was.

In an emergency call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

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