Bomb squad called to Cemex in Southampton

Daily Echo: Cemex in Southampton Cemex in Southampton

BOMB disposal experts were called to a Southampton business today after a shell was found.

The Royal Navy team from Portsmouth rushed to the Cemex plant in Northam after the discovery of a bomb shell.

It is the second one found in that area this month.

The  12-inch bomb shell was found this morning by workers, and was taken away by the disposal team.

The site was not evacuated, while a Royal Navy spokesman said the inert bomb was not a danger to anyone at the site.

The Second World War shell was found by workers in sand and gravel that had been dredged by the firm.

A spokesman for Cemex said the discovery of shells was commonplace at the site.

A smaller shell was discovered by workers on January 7 after it was dredged up by crews.

A spokesman for Cemex said: "Finding a device is a regular occurrence and colleagues are trained to deal with such situations in an efficient and professional way."

A spokesman for the Royal Navy said: "The shell was taken away by the team, they didn't have to carry out an explosions and it did not post any danger."

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10:44am Tue 21 Jan 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

Is this really such a surprise? Southampton was bombed after all, as was most of the solent region, probably a few ammunition supply ships that got sunk or lost their cargo in the solent too.
Is this really such a surprise? Southampton was bombed after all, as was most of the solent region, probably a few ammunition supply ships that got sunk or lost their cargo in the solent too. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: 0

11:01am Tue 21 Jan 14

Ellwood says...

..............Topper
!!
..............Topper !! Ellwood
  • Score: 10

11:39am Tue 21 Jan 14

gilbertratchet says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Is this really such a surprise? Southampton was bombed after all, as was most of the solent region, probably a few ammunition supply ships that got sunk or lost their cargo in the solent too.
From the story (you did read it, didn't you?):

A spokesman for Cemex said: "Finding a device is a regular occurrence and colleagues are trained to deal with such situations in an efficient and professional way."


I'm not sure anyone was surprised by this.
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: Is this really such a surprise? Southampton was bombed after all, as was most of the solent region, probably a few ammunition supply ships that got sunk or lost their cargo in the solent too.[/p][/quote]From the story (you did read it, didn't you?): [quote]A spokesman for Cemex said: "Finding a device is a regular occurrence and colleagues are trained to deal with such situations in an efficient and professional way."[/quote] I'm not sure anyone was surprised by this. gilbertratchet
  • Score: 0

11:48am Tue 21 Jan 14

sasmike says...

could they take it back to Portsmouth where it belongs
could they take it back to Portsmouth where it belongs sasmike
  • Score: -3

11:55am Tue 21 Jan 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

gilbertratchet wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Is this really such a surprise? Southampton was bombed after all, as was most of the solent region, probably a few ammunition supply ships that got sunk or lost their cargo in the solent too.
From the story (you did read it, didn't you?):

A spokesman for Cemex said: "Finding a device is a regular occurrence and colleagues are trained to deal with such situations in an efficient and professional way."


I'm not sure anyone was surprised by this.
Then why is it news if it happens so often? If it exploded, then yeah, it would be news.
[quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: Is this really such a surprise? Southampton was bombed after all, as was most of the solent region, probably a few ammunition supply ships that got sunk or lost their cargo in the solent too.[/p][/quote]From the story (you did read it, didn't you?): [quote]A spokesman for Cemex said: "Finding a device is a regular occurrence and colleagues are trained to deal with such situations in an efficient and professional way."[/quote] I'm not sure anyone was surprised by this.[/p][/quote]Then why is it news if it happens so often? If it exploded, then yeah, it would be news. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: -13

12:07pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Xgipper says...

The Echo will decide what's news.
The Echo will decide what's news. Xgipper
  • Score: 6

12:18pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

Xgipper wrote:
The Echo will decide what's news.
Even if it's a common or even everyday occurance.
[quote][p][bold]Xgipper[/bold] wrote: The Echo will decide what's news.[/p][/quote]Even if it's a common or even everyday occurance. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: -4

12:42pm Tue 21 Jan 14

gilbertratchet says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
gilbertratchet wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Is this really such a surprise? Southampton was bombed after all, as was most of the solent region, probably a few ammunition supply ships that got sunk or lost their cargo in the solent too.
From the story (you did read it, didn't you?):

A spokesman for Cemex said: "Finding a device is a regular occurrence and colleagues are trained to deal with such situations in an efficient and professional way."


I'm not sure anyone was surprised by this.
Then why is it news if it happens so often? If it exploded, then yeah, it would be news.
Why are you asking me?
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: Is this really such a surprise? Southampton was bombed after all, as was most of the solent region, probably a few ammunition supply ships that got sunk or lost their cargo in the solent too.[/p][/quote]From the story (you did read it, didn't you?): [quote]A spokesman for Cemex said: "Finding a device is a regular occurrence and colleagues are trained to deal with such situations in an efficient and professional way."[/quote] I'm not sure anyone was surprised by this.[/p][/quote]Then why is it news if it happens so often? If it exploded, then yeah, it would be news.[/p][/quote]Why are you asking me? gilbertratchet
  • Score: 4

12:43pm Tue 21 Jan 14

gilbertratchet says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Xgipper wrote:
The Echo will decide what's news.
Even if it's a common or even everyday occurance.
Again, you're questioning the wrong people.
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Xgipper[/bold] wrote: The Echo will decide what's news.[/p][/quote]Even if it's a common or even everyday occurance.[/p][/quote]Again, you're questioning the wrong people. gilbertratchet
  • Score: 3

12:43pm Tue 21 Jan 14

gilbertratchet says...

Xgipper wrote:
The Echo will decide what's news.
Yuo.
[quote][p][bold]Xgipper[/bold] wrote: The Echo will decide what's news.[/p][/quote]Yuo. gilbertratchet
  • Score: -7

12:43pm Tue 21 Jan 14

gilbertratchet says...

gilbertratchet wrote:
Xgipper wrote:
The Echo will decide what's news.
Yuo.
*Yup. Dammit
[quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Xgipper[/bold] wrote: The Echo will decide what's news.[/p][/quote]Yuo.[/p][/quote]*Yup. Dammit gilbertratchet
  • Score: -6

12:54pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

gilbertratchet wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Xgipper wrote:
The Echo will decide what's news.
Even if it's a common or even everyday occurance.
Again, you're questioning the wrong people.
Tht wasn't a question, it was a statement.
[quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Xgipper[/bold] wrote: The Echo will decide what's news.[/p][/quote]Even if it's a common or even everyday occurance.[/p][/quote]Again, you're questioning the wrong people.[/p][/quote]Tht wasn't a question, it was a statement. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: -7

12:58pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Dave Juson says...

Right opposite St Mary's Stadium.
I would have thought that worth mentioning.
Right opposite St Mary's Stadium. I would have thought that worth mentioning. Dave Juson
  • Score: 4

1:20pm Tue 21 Jan 14

gilbertratchet says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
gilbertratchet wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Xgipper wrote:
The Echo will decide what's news.
Even if it's a common or even everyday occurance.
Again, you're questioning the wrong people.
Tht wasn't a question, it was a statement.
I didn't say it was a question. But it was. Your failure to punctuate it properly doesn't change that.
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Xgipper[/bold] wrote: The Echo will decide what's news.[/p][/quote]Even if it's a common or even everyday occurance.[/p][/quote]Again, you're questioning the wrong people.[/p][/quote]Tht wasn't a question, it was a statement.[/p][/quote]I didn't say it was a question. But it was. Your failure to punctuate it properly doesn't change that. gilbertratchet
  • Score: 2

1:25pm Tue 21 Jan 14

gilbertratchet says...

Dave Juson wrote:
Right opposite St Mary's Stadium.
I would have thought that worth mentioning.
Oh no. A ginger on a bike doesn't think it's newsworthy, and will downvote anyone saying otherwise. That way, he gets to be right. Somehow. By magic. Oh internet.
[quote][p][bold]Dave Juson[/bold] wrote: Right opposite St Mary's Stadium. I would have thought that worth mentioning.[/p][/quote]Oh no. A ginger on a bike doesn't think it's newsworthy, and will downvote anyone saying otherwise. That way, he gets to be right. Somehow. By magic. Oh internet. gilbertratchet
  • Score: 1

1:36pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

gilbertratchet wrote:
Dave Juson wrote:
Right opposite St Mary's Stadium.
I would have thought that worth mentioning.
Oh no. A ginger on a bike doesn't think it's newsworthy, and will downvote anyone saying otherwise. That way, he gets to be right. Somehow. By magic. Oh internet.
Just how childish are you?
[quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dave Juson[/bold] wrote: Right opposite St Mary's Stadium. I would have thought that worth mentioning.[/p][/quote]Oh no. A ginger on a bike doesn't think it's newsworthy, and will downvote anyone saying otherwise. That way, he gets to be right. Somehow. By magic. Oh internet.[/p][/quote]Just how childish are you? Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: -4

2:01pm Tue 21 Jan 14

gilbertratchet says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
gilbertratchet wrote:
Dave Juson wrote:
Right opposite St Mary's Stadium.
I would have thought that worth mentioning.
Oh no. A ginger on a bike doesn't think it's newsworthy, and will downvote anyone saying otherwise. That way, he gets to be right. Somehow. By magic. Oh internet.
Just how childish are you?
You tell me, guy who absolutely cannot stand anyone else disagreeing with him on anything, and downvotes everything that does so.
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dave Juson[/bold] wrote: Right opposite St Mary's Stadium. I would have thought that worth mentioning.[/p][/quote]Oh no. A ginger on a bike doesn't think it's newsworthy, and will downvote anyone saying otherwise. That way, he gets to be right. Somehow. By magic. Oh internet.[/p][/quote]Just how childish are you?[/p][/quote]You tell me, guy who absolutely cannot stand anyone else disagreeing with him on anything, and downvotes everything that does so. gilbertratchet
  • Score: 2

2:44pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Linesman says...

sasmike wrote:
could they take it back to Portsmouth where it belongs
Rather childish comment.

Must either be a Teacher's training day, or a truant.
[quote][p][bold]sasmike[/bold] wrote: could they take it back to Portsmouth where it belongs[/p][/quote]Rather childish comment. Must either be a Teacher's training day, or a truant. Linesman
  • Score: 3

6:17pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Irate Wintonian says...

gilbertratchet wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
gilbertratchet wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Xgipper wrote: The Echo will decide what's news.
Even if it's a common or even everyday occurance.
Again, you're questioning the wrong people.
Tht wasn't a question, it was a statement.
I didn't say it was a question. But it was. Your failure to punctuate it properly doesn't change that.
I belive it was intended as a rhetorical question and therefore, by definition, an answer is not required. But being such a grammar/punctuation snob you would know that already...
[quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Xgipper[/bold] wrote: The Echo will decide what's news.[/p][/quote]Even if it's a common or even everyday occurance.[/p][/quote]Again, you're questioning the wrong people.[/p][/quote]Tht wasn't a question, it was a statement.[/p][/quote]I didn't say it was a question. But it was. Your failure to punctuate it properly doesn't change that.[/p][/quote]I belive it was intended as a rhetorical question and therefore, by definition, an answer is not required. But being such a grammar/punctuation snob you would know that already... Irate Wintonian
  • Score: 3

8:51pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

gilbertratchet wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
gilbertratchet wrote:
Dave Juson wrote:
Right opposite St Mary's Stadium.
I would have thought that worth mentioning.
Oh no. A ginger on a bike doesn't think it's newsworthy, and will downvote anyone saying otherwise. That way, he gets to be right. Somehow. By magic. Oh internet.
Just how childish are you?
You tell me, guy who absolutely cannot stand anyone else disagreeing with him on anything, and downvotes everything that does so.
How would you know if I downvote anything? Even if I do, I wouldn't be the only one to do so, you probably do it too.
[quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dave Juson[/bold] wrote: Right opposite St Mary's Stadium. I would have thought that worth mentioning.[/p][/quote]Oh no. A ginger on a bike doesn't think it's newsworthy, and will downvote anyone saying otherwise. That way, he gets to be right. Somehow. By magic. Oh internet.[/p][/quote]Just how childish are you?[/p][/quote]You tell me, guy who absolutely cannot stand anyone else disagreeing with him on anything, and downvotes everything that does so.[/p][/quote]How would you know if I downvote anything? Even if I do, I wouldn't be the only one to do so, you probably do it too. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: -2

5:08pm Wed 22 Jan 14

sasmike says...

Linesman wrote:
sasmike wrote:
could they take it back to Portsmouth where it belongs
Rather childish comment.

Must either be a Teacher's training day, or a truant.
crawl back under where you belong...... you numpty skate
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sasmike[/bold] wrote: could they take it back to Portsmouth where it belongs[/p][/quote]Rather childish comment. Must either be a Teacher's training day, or a truant.[/p][/quote]crawl back under where you belong...... you numpty skate sasmike
  • Score: -1

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