Police sealed off the area last night, and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) have arrived to investigate.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We received a report following the discovery of an unknown package on a drilling rig off shore at Methil, Leven around 10.40pm on Monday, December 16, 2019.
“As a precaution, a cordon is currently in place at Burntisland Harbour, while emergency services and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) complete a more thorough assessment of the circumstances.
“There is currently not thought to be any threat to anyone onboard the rig.”
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