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Norwegian rock props up Suffolk sea defences

Orinoco Pearl loading up at Larvik quarry, Norway Photo: Kate Prout

A boat loaded up with 6,000 tonnes of hard granite from the Larvik quarry in Norway has started unloading its cargo off the coast of Lowestoft.

The rock is being used to rebuild sea defences along the seafront which was severely damaged by the tidal surge of December 2013.

The same rock has been used by Bourn Leisure to build sea defences at Hopton. It's used because it's extremely hard wearing and is cut from the Norwegian mountain using diamond saws rather than being blasted

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