A BOAT that appeared to have washed up outside an office left workers mind blown — and some thought there had been a tsunami.
Phillip Tye was shocked to see that fly-tippers had dumped a 35ft boat on an industrial estate where he works this week.
Councils often find sofas, fridges and bags of rubbish thrown out in the streets.
But this discarded item was quite out of the ordinary.
Despite being more than six miles from the coast, the large vessel was found washed up in [object Window], 北约克郡.
And it left both Phillip and Redcar and Cleveland Council “bemused”.
Operations director Phillip, at ERW Joinery Ltd, 告诉 TeesideLive: “When pulling up to open the factory this morning, I came across this mad item of fly-tipping.
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“很遗憾, the estate is a regular fly-tipping spot for builders’ 浪费, black bags, and general rubbish.
“My mind was blown seeing a 35ft boat sitting there this morning.
“All of our employees think it’s amazing a boat can be tipped, and yet no one has seen it.
“I suggested we may have all slept through a tsunami and that it wasn’t fly-tipped after all.”
The ship was abandoned on Monday May 16 on a verge of grass at Skippers Lane Industrial Estate.
Phillip added: “I reported it to Redcar and Cleveland Council who were as bemused as we were by today’s find.”
The boat is still marooned on the bank as the authorities make arrangements for it to be removed.
The council posted an update on 社交媒体, 说: “We know we had a lot of rain yesterday, but we didn’t expect a boat to wash up on Skippers Lane!
“Our teams were alerted to this fly-tipped boat earlier today and we are in the process of getting it moved.
“We will be doing everything we can to find out who fly-tipped the boat and take all possible action against them.”
Anyone with information is being urged to call the council on 01642 774774 or report it online 这里.
A spokesperson from the council added: “Fly-tipping is a crime and our officers work hard to bring those who do it to justice and also engage with communities, businesses and partner agencies on measures to prevent it happening in the first place.
“While a boat being dumped in the centre of a highly industrial area is very unusual, we take this dangerous incident of fly-tipping as seriously as any other and warn those responsible for it that we will work with our partners, including the police, to track them down.”