Canada anti-terror barrier 'attacked' by mussels

275x250.jpg Anti-terror officials in Canada have been left red-faced after a floating barrier designed to prevent a harbour from attack was ruined… by mussels.

A 1.6km fence had been installed to protect navy ships in Halifax harbour from terrorist attack in 2007 at a cost of more than £2.2milllion.

But the Royal Canadian Navy have now confirmed the structure had to be removed after it was weighed down by mussels and kelp.

It had been hoped the fence would foil small boats carrying explosives and prevent them from causing any damage.

The fence will be dismantled for maintenance… and the mussels interrogated under anti-terror laws.
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