BOMB disposal experts from Portsmouth have been called to deal with a Second World War explosive.
The ordnance was picked up by a dredger called the David Church in Dover Harbour yesterday, a Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) spokeswoman said.
A controlled explosion is due to be carried out on the explosive, which is one metre long, at some stage today during daylight hours.
Dover Coastguard has been co-ordinating with the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team from Portsmouth and with the Dover Port Authority, to have the explosive taken to a remote area and detonated.
Tony Chester, Dover Coastguard Watch Manager, said: ‘It is the intention of the EOD to detonate the ordnance in a controlled environment in daylight hours.
‘The ordnance is one metre in length with a 30cm diameter and its fins have rusted off.
‘The coastguard will be issuing safety broadcasts and warnings to vessels in the area.’