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controlled explosion at Minster Leas beach on the Isle of Sheppey

Written by on 10 September 2016

controlled explosion at Minster Leas beach on the Isle of Sheppey.  Yesterday a member of the public discovery the unexploded shell on the beach and altered the Coastguard. Sheppey Coastguard Rescue Officers (CROs) attended and took pictures of the device which was relayed to the Explosive Ordnance Department (EOD) at Portsmouth (in essence the Royal Navy Bomb Disposal Team). Sheppey CROs marked the shell with an orange buoy yesterday in readiness for low-water this morning.  CROs met with EOD at 10.00hrs at Minster Leas where a controlled detonation was undertaken at 1050hrs. The Coastguard Team returned to station and EOD was tasked to Shoreham-o-Sea to deal with another incident. The unexploded shell was believed to be from the turn of the last century. The height of the plume was approximately 20metres


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