A CONTAINER with contents including medical supplies, which was washed from a ship off Cornwall nearly a month ago, is now lying on the seabed off Combe Martin. Plans have been made for a survey of the 25ft x 10ft container using a remote underwater camer

A CONTAINER with contents including medical supplies, which was washed from a ship off Cornwall nearly a month ago, is now lying on the seabed off Combe Martin.Plans have been made for a survey of the 25ft x 10ft container using a remote underwater camera.A spokesman from Coastguard headquarters in Swansea told the Gazette that it was believed the container, and another located off South Gower on the Welsh coast, had been washed from a ship bound for Ireland on January 10.After it drifted up the Bristol Channel to North Devon, the container was located and towed to a safe place, where it was moored. But, subsequently, it had sunk to the bottom, he said.Contents included containers of chemicals used in medical practice, he said. These were not marine pollutants.Local authorities, the county pollution department, police and fire and rescue had all been informed and they were now awaiting an underwater survey.