Suspected explosive device found off Suffolk coast
- 8 May 2012
- From the section Suffolk
A Royal Navy bomb disposal team has been called to detonate a suspicious device found in the North Sea off the Suffolk coast.
Coastguards were contacted at about 9:25 BST on Monday after a skipper saw a "large metallic cylinder" in the nets of a fishing vessel.
The device was found about two-and-a-half miles east of Covehithe, near Southwold.
It has a 17in (43cm) diameter, Yarmouth Coastguard said.
A navigation warning has been issued advising vessels to stay away from the area.
Coastguards said the device had been left in the nets, which were tied to two buoys.