Giant-sized beach mystery

Visitors to the North Norfolk coast have been amazed to find a huge ship's fender washed up on the shoreline.

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Giant fender washed up on beach belongs to Dutch company

Marine investigators have traced the owner of a giant fender from a ship that has washed up on a beach in Norfolk.

The 40ft rubber buoy was blown onto Thornham Beach on Monday.

Coastguard officials say the owners are dutch company Heerema. They reported the fender missing to the Norwegian coastguard following a gale in the North Sea. They're now making plans to recover it.

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Giant-sized mystery

Huge fender found on beach. Credit: Archant

Visitors to the North Norfolk coast have been amazed to find a huge ship's fender washed up on the shoreline.

Coastguards were called to the beach at Thornham near Hunstanton after the giant object ran aground.

It's still a mystery as to how it got there or to whom it belongs.

An aerial picture of the object. Credit: Archant
The fender washed up at Thornham. Credit: Archant
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