UXO on Sussex Beach Prompts Coastguard Warning

Chichester, England Selsey Coastguard Rescue Team responded to Medmerry Beach after reports of the discovery of potentially "highly explosive" ordnance.

The team confirmed it was ordnance and a thorough search of the area uncovered additional munitions related items.

"Photos were taken and sent to the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team," a Selsey Coastguard Rescue Team spokesman said. "Unfortunately, the incoming tide covered the items before EOD arrived so the team stood down to return later on in the day."

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UXO Found on Scottish Beach

Lochaber, Scotland UXO was found on a beach of Kentra Bay, also known as the Singing Sands, in Scotland. Salen and Kilchoan Coast Guard Rescue Teams were initially tasked to examine the military ordnance, according to a recent social media post.

The Coast Guard secured the area and placed a printed sign to warn others of the hazard as they called the Royall Navy for help in disposing of the hazards. EOD responded and safely countercharged the items.

Suspect Item on Beach Leads to Multi-agency Response

Workington, England Whitehaven Coast Guard Rescue Team was called in after reports that a walker had discovered a suspicious object on a West Cumbrian beach. The team responded to locate and assess the item believed to be old ordnance and relay those details to EOD experts. Royal Navy divers also responded to assist Coast Guard.

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Beach Shutdown after Boy Finds Suspected UXO

Leysdown-on-Sea, England A UK beach was closed after a family uncovered a suspected UXO. Tracy Ryan took her children to Leysdown beach on the Isle of Sheppey to cool off on a hot summer day only to have her son uncover ordnance in the sand.

Ryan said, "My son walked out on the mud looking about and came back with part of a bomb. We didn't think it was anything so put it to one side, but when a friend came along we got him to check it and he said he thought it was an unexploded bomb."

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Suspect Sea Mine Washes Ashore

North Somerset, England A Coastguard team was call out to the beach in Weston-super-Mare after a suspected 'sea mine' washed ashore. An EOD team was called to respond to investigate and identify the item.

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Munition Washes Onshore at Maui Beach

Lanai, Hawaii Maui Police Department officials responded to a call from the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources after personnel located a UXO that had washed onshore at Hulopone Beach Park. An Army EOD team was notified of the find.

High Tides Hinder Ordnance Removal on UK Beach

West Wight Beach, United Kingdom Police were called after a dog walker discovered what appeared to be an ordnance item partially buried in the sand. Once officers arrived, however, the tide had turned and covered the object.

Hampshire Constabulary is working with the Needles Coastguard Rescue Team to monitor the situation. A Royal Navy EOD team from Portsmouth is on standby to identify and safely dispose of the item once the tides make removal possible.


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