UK: Navy to dismantle sunken warship on Thames holding unstable explosives

The Royal Navy is to dismantle a sunken warship in the River Thames containing 1,400 tonnes of unstable explosives.

It is believed that if the unexploded ordnance on the SS Richard Montgomery were triggered it could lead to the nearby oil and gas facilities in Sheerness being damaged, the Daily Telegraph reports.

A Ministry of Defence report said that an explosion “would throw a 300 metre wide column of water and debris nearly 3,000 metres into the air and generate a wave 5 metre high”.

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Source: The Guardian