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Busy week for RNLI as it helps out Royal Navy

PUBLISHED: 15:00 04 October 2017

The RNLI helped the Royal Navy dispose of ordinance. Picture: Burnham RNLI

The RNLI helped the Royal Navy dispose of ordinance. Picture: Burnham RNLI

Ian Brown

Burnham RNLI has had a busy week, with the charity called to two bomb disposals in the space of 
two days.

On Friday, crews were called to assist the Royal Navy Bomb Disposal Section after reports of ordinance in the Bristol Channel.

After making the scene safe, with the help of 
the bomb disposal team, 
the town’s hard workers were called on again 24 hours later.

More ordinance had been located in the Bristol Channel and a spokesman for the RNLI said this job took around four hours 
to complete.

They said: “It was a low tide exposing the treacherous mud so with our experience and launch equipment they asked us to assist them with launch 
and recovery.

“The job took around four hours to complete and the Royal Navy crew were recovered at around 4pm.

“Dealing with ordinance forms is a very important part of safety at sea and 
we were happy to help with this task.”

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