Tonnes of cigarettes wash up on another West Country beach

Hundreds of thousands of packets of cigarettes have washed up on Chesil Beach in Dorset. They were lost from a cargo ship in the bay of Biscay last week.

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Washed up shipping container thought a storm victim

A shipping container washed up on a beach in Devon could be one of many.

It is thought it was lost from a Maersk cargo ship as it crossed the northern stretch of the Bay of Biscay in stormy conditions last Friday.

Most of the containers were empty and are believed to have sunk approximately 75 nautical miles south-west of Lands End in French waters.

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