‘Dummy’ World War II bomb found near Sullom Voe terminal

Cassie Stevens of the coastguard with the
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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