Suspected underwater explosive near St Peter Port harbour
Monday 14th October 2013, 8:57AM BST.
A SUSPECTED depth charge has been found underwater outside the pier heads at St Peter Port Harbour.
Authorities have set up a 200m surface exclusion zone and a 500m underwater exclusion zone around the device, which police describe as an ammunition wreck. All vessels are requested to give the area as wide a berth as possible.
Guernsey Police head of uniformed operations Chief Inspector Nigel Taylor said: ‘It is anticipated that the Guernsey Police Bomb Team will be working closely with the Navy in the coming days to ensure the safe and timely disposal of any unexploded ordnance.’
Images taken of what is suspected to be an unexploded ordnance, potentially a depth charge, have been referred to the Royal Navy dive team, which advised the need for the exclusion zones. They prohibit anchoring, diving, trawling or any other underwater activity. It has been marked by four yellow buoys equipped with orange flashing lights, indicating the four corners of the zone.