Busy week for RNLI as it helps out Royal Navy
PUBLISHED: 15:00 04 October 2017
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.”