Mumbai: Live shells discovered near cross Island

Live Seashells
Mumbai, Jan 21: The Bombay Port Trust discovered three attractive live shells near cross Island and handed it over to the defence authorities.

The workers of Jaisu Shipping are under the dredging contract, they found five shells in the last months. Police claimed that they have sent the shells for tests, adding that it is said that the shells will be destroyed later.

"The three shells date back to 1942. Two shells were found a month-and-a-half back. The shells belong to destroyed British vessel S S Fort Stikine," said Pandurang Dokhe, senior inspector of Yellow Gate police.

"In 2009, the workers found a cache of bullets and a bombshell dating back to the 1940s. The firm had handed over 364 bullets and shells that sank with the ship to the Yellow Gate police. The workers had also discovered two gold bars (100gm and 50gm) stuck in steel plates of the dredger's hopper on January 31, 2011," the officer said.

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