The Royal Navy bomb disposal team were called to Brixham last night after a trawler had pulled up an unexploded mine in it’s nets.
Berry Head Coastguard were tasked by tasked by Falmouth Coastguard to rendezvous with Royal Navy bomb disposal team at Breakwater slip, the area was cordoned off temporarily at around 8.45pm
Berry Head Coastguard said on their Facebook page: “A trawler had pulled up an item of ordnance from the seabed in its nets and was standing off the breakwater until the bomb disposal team could investigate the ordnance further.
Unfortunately the team were unable to start the engine on their dinghy and assistance was requested from Torbay Lifeboat. Two members of the bomb disposal team were transferred to the trawler by the inshore lifeboat.
The ordnance has been lowered to the sea bed and its position marked. The team will return in the morning to dispose of it by controlled explosion.”