ORDNANCE FIND SEES BOMB DISPOSAL SENT TO THE ISLAND AGAIN

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Bomb Disposal experts found themselves on the Isle of Wight for the second time in 24 hours following the discovery of a piece of suspected ordnance at Shanklin this afternoon (Friday).

Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Team were paged at just before 15:30 after a member of the public reported finding a suspicious looking object near Hope Beach.

Coastguard officers sent photographs of the item to the Royal Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal team at Portsmouth, who deployed specialists to the Island. A cordon was established.

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Arriving in Shanklin at 19:00, the bomb squad conducted an examination of the device before removing it for safe disposal.

HM Coastguard remained on scene for over 3 hours.

It was only yesterday evening that Bomb Disposal were sent to Forelands, Bembridge when a solid shot projectile was found on the beach. On that occasion, the Coastguard were not called but Police stood by throughout Thursday afternoon.

If you or someone else is in difficulty on the coast or at sea, or if you spot what you think may be unexploded ordnance, then dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard. Further safety information can be found at https://coastguardsafety.campaign.gov.uk/.

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Wendy
Wendy
8 days ago

Even I can see it is just an old starter motor or dynamo. Why don’t the Gov pay me or someone to do a course on such devices then keep them on a retainer here ?

Not on my manor
Not on my manor
Reply to  Wendy
8 days ago

I’m sure the EOD were sent an image of this item before embarking to the Island, and surffice to say they deemed it necessary to attend as they are the experts. The item was ide!ntified as a solid shot projectile (read the artical) and was not a starting motor or a dynamo as identified by the armchair bomb disposal team.

JHVF
JHVF
Reply to  Not on my manor
7 days ago

The Solid shot projectile was yesterdays device (read the article)

Little Sue
Little Sue
Reply to  Wendy
8 days ago

Wendy, should you be taken on, I suggest with your vision, then don’t bother about taking out a firms expensive pension plan. Enjoy each day as if it is your last, as it could well likely be.

Edward Yardley
Edward Yardley
8 days ago

This appears to be a motor of some description like a car starter motor?

Dave Wright
Dave Wright
Reply to  Edward Yardley
8 days ago

Must be from my old Ford Cortina then looking at the amount of rust on it.

Mop bucket
Mop bucket
8 days ago

At this rate of active searching for the stuff we are likely to find Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction.

Gylees
Gylees
8 days ago

Thank you Island Echo for keeping us BANG !!!
Up to date

Just Sayin’
Just Sayin’
Reply to  Gylees
8 days ago

LOL. So funny, you should be on the stage. There’s one leaving in 10 minutes. Be under it.

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