23rd February 2018
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‘Dummy’ World War II bomb found near Sullom Voe terminal

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Cassie Stevens of the coastguard with the "dummy" bomb.

Cassie Stevens of the coastguard with the "dummy" bomb.

Shetland coastguard was alerted to what was thought to be a bomb this week next to the Sullom Voe oil terminal.

The object turned out to be a dummy from the Second World War, but caused alarm when it was discovered by a remotely operated vehicle near to the Brent pipeline outside the terminal.

The dummy was brought in to Lerwick by the research ship Acergy Petrel on Wednesday night and a bomb expert confirmed it is not dangerous.

Pictured is coastguard watch assistant Cassie Stevens with the bomb at the coastguard station in Lerwick on Thursday afternoon.


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