Ferries caught in WWII bomb alert (UK)





About 250 passengers and crew were stranded on ferries after a bomb was discovered in the River Mersey.
The 500kg (1,102lb) World War II explosive was found by the Royal Navy at Twelve Quays dock, Birkenhead.

The Mersey Viking and Dublin Viking were finally allowed to berth on Tuesday afternoon after waiting since the early hours of the morning.

Navy divers are moving the 7ft (2.1m) German penetration bomb out to deeper waters in the Irish Sea to detonate it.


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