Bomb squad seal off Burntisland Harbour over suspicious package

Bomb disposal experts are on the scene at the harbopur area of Burntisland after a suspicious package was discovered on board an oil rig in the Forth.

Tuesday, 17th December 2019, 1:09 pm
Updated Tuesday, 17th December 2019, 1:11 pm
Police have sealed off the area.

Police sealed off the area last night, and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) have arrived to investigate.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We received a report following the discovery of an unknown package on a drilling rig off shore at Methil, Leven around 10.40pm on Monday, December 16, 2019.

“As a precaution, a cordon is currently in place at Burntisland Harbour, while emergency services and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) complete a more thorough assessment of the circumstances.

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“There is currently not thought to be any threat to anyone onboard the rig.”

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