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Target barge damage at sea

Due to the hazardous nature of activities that are conducted by QinetiQ at MOD Aberporth in Cardigan Bay, there is a minor risk that vessels may from time to time discover unidentified objects which may include Unexploded Ordnance (UXO). The MOD Aberporth Range Byelaws state that; no person shall dig, trawl, dredge or search for any projectile, or any lead, or other metal in or on the Danger Area.

Further guidance is contained in the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) Marine Guidance Note, MGN 323, and in the Notice to Mariners No. 5 on the UKHO website (please ensure you look under the annual tab then click item No.05)

Any person who finds any metal object, such as projectile, shell or any unidentified explosive object or part of such object should immediately contact the Coastguard VHF Ch.16.

FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY DO NOT TOUCH OR ATTEMPT TO REMOVE SUCH OBJECTS.