Search

Picture shows giant pipe at Waxham that came loose in the North Sea

PUBLISHED: 08:50 11 August 2017 | UPDATED: 13:06 11 August 2017

One of the giant pipes is exposed at Waxham.
Picture:Amy Mann

One of the giant pipes is exposed at Waxham. Picture:Amy Mann

Archant

These photograph show one of the giant pipes that have led to a major recovery operation off the Norfolk coast.

One of the giant pipes is exposed at Waxham.
Picture:Amy Mann One of the giant pipes is exposed at Waxham. Picture:Amy Mann

The plastic bore pipe was exposed at the beach at Waxham and follows similar sightings in the east coast area.

It was photographed by Amy Mann, who was out walking her dog.

The pipe is one of several that came free when they were under tow off the East Anglian coast destined for Algeria.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency says all of the loose pipes have been brought under control, with some re-attached to towing vessels and others anchored just off shore attended by guard vessels.

The Coastguard say they pose no danger and will be relocated offshore north of Lowestoft ahead of towing them back to Norway, where they were manufactured.

Other sightings of the giant pipes have been made in the Horsey and Sea Palling areas.

Related articles

Other News

52 minutes ago

Health leaders in Norfolk have teamed up to “take back control” of rates paid to locums after more than £60m was spent on filling recruitment gaps with temporary staff last year.

06:23

More eyes are needed to defend our coast from smugglers and help save lives at sea.

Yesterday, 22:10

Scratby, California and Ormesby now have a team of Community Speed Watch volunteers who are watching for fast drivers coming through the villages.

Yesterday, 22:02

Thirty-six players turned out to play in the opening of the Acle outdoor bowls green and on a fast running green competition was friendly and fun.

Most Read

Yesterday, 10:27

A pub in the heart of a seaside village has re-opened today (Thursday) following a total transformation that aims to woo back locals.

Read more
Iceland
Mon, 13:08

Police are appealing for help to trace an elderly woman who is missing from Bradwell, near Great Yarnouth.

Read more
Norfolk Police

A man told a court how he was stabbed three times while acting as a peacemaker after a row over a damaged car in Great Yarmouth.

Read more
Norwich Crown Court
Tue, 15:26

A bizarre looking waxwork of singing and Neighbours star Jason Donovan in Great Yarmouth has been discussed by the Australian on ITV’s Loose Women this afternoon.

Read more
Peter
Mon, 12:18

Emergency services have been called out to reports of a person in the water by Great Yarmouth’s Haven Bridge.

Read more
Rescue Service

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 7°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter