Trawlerman Hauls in Live Shell off Campbeltown

Shell-300x208A trawlerman hauled in a large unexploded shell whilst fishing off Campbeltown in Scotland. Rather than calling the authorities, the fisherman returned the item to the port in Argyll. While on-route and at port, he took photos of the find and posted them on social media with the caption – “Anybody got any info on origin and age?” A reply read “Don’t go chipping the barnacles off to find out.”

The harbour master was not best pleased, however, declaring a full-scale emergency and shutting down the port. Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) personnel from Faslane Naval Base responded to the live shell and safely relocated it for disposal.