Plenty of things have washed up on coastlines and beaches, including weird and sometimes mysterious creatures; but the sight being seen in Norfolk is even weirder. Locals were surprised when they noticed massive tubes had turned up; each being about 2.4 metres (8 feet) wide, with one nearly 500 metres (1640 feet) in length.

They were made in Norway and were being towed to Algeria before they broke away and ended up along beaches in the area.

Tubes washed ashore

Credit: SWNS

Tubes wash ashore

Credit: SWNS

Plenty of people have flocked to the area to catch a glimpse of them before they're removed.

A spokesman for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency says: "Dutch Marine BV supported by Marine Towing Services are working to remove the four pipes which have beached at Eccles on Sea, Sea Palling and Winterton.

"The remaining eight pipes are under control off shore. Other than their physical presence they pose no other danger of, or potential for pollution. Once the four beached pipes are recovered the next phase of the recovery operation will begin.

"It is intended that all pipes will be relocated to a single location offshore north of Lowestoft where they will await remedial work to prepare them for final tow back the manufacturers in Norway, this process may take several weeks."

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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