A highly explosive bomb found off the coast of Shoebury was detonated by the army.
Southend Coastguard dealt with the unexploded ordnance near the Barge Pier in Shoebury over the weekend.
The suspicious object was found by observant Community Safety Officers post inspection of a vessel that was lodged underneath Barge Pier who notified Southend Coastguard.
The coastguard were informed on Friday that the suspect object could be some sort of ordnance and would require closer inspection by the Army EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) team from Colchester.
Source: Echo News