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Burnham-on-Crouch volunteer crew assist M.O.D.

Lifeboats News Release

Burnham on Crouch volunteer crew were alerted by HM Coastguard at 2:05pm on Sunday 12 May.

RNLI/Peter Harris

Atlantic 85 underway
Tasked to assist the MOD following the sighting by a passing yacht of a possible piece of ordinance floating in the mouth of the River Crouch.

In response, the Atlantic 85 was launched to assist in locating the object and to keep passing river traffic at a safe distance.

The object was located and following a full investigation was identified as a trawl bobbin and completely harmless.

The bobbin was removed from the river and taken ashore by the crew of the Atlantic 85 and arrived back at Burnham on Crouch station at 5:54pm.

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For more information please contact Peter Harris, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on: 07802 418298.

RNLI/Peter Harris

Object located

RNLI/Peter Harris

Trawl Bobbin safely removed from the Crouch.

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