Giant pipe found on Horsey beach was destined for Algeria

PUBLISHED: 08:31 10 August 2017 | UPDATED: 11:51 11 August 2017

The 200ft pipe. Photo: David Vyse

The 200ft pipe. Photo: David Vyse

David Vyse

It is a stretch of coast known for its scenic sweeps and seals.

One pipe is visible on the beach at Horsey at low tide. Photo: John GoffinOne pipe is visible on the beach at Horsey at low tide. Photo: John Goffin

But now the beach at Horsey has become known for a new reason - a Norwegian-made gigantic pipe that has been anchored up there and revealed at low tide.

It is one of a number of large plastic bore pipes that came free when they were under tow off the East Anglian coast destined for Algeria.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency says it has been working with the industry involved, local government, environmental regulators and port authorities to resolve the matter.

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All of the pipes released 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.

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