A new skydrama warns that a ship with 1,400 tonnes of explosives could explode and cause a major tsunami, sinking 1.5 miles off the Kent coast 77 years ago.
Cobra: Cyberwar, It depicts Whitehall’s response to a national emergency, starting with the actual debris of SS Richard Montgomery and potentially explosive cargo.
The American ship sank off the coast of Sharenes in August 1944 and split into two, carrying approximately 1,400 tonnes of explosives, including cluster munitions and 208 tonnes of bombs, including TNT.
The government has previously warned of the danger of an explosion, and experts believe that large-scale disasters are unavoidable due to the corrosion of ships.
However, to get rid of the explosives, you need to temporarily evacuate people who live within a 25-mile radius of the shipwreck.
Maritime investigators believe that the tsunami caused by the Montgomery explosion could flood parts of London.
Based on conversations with military experts, Cobra describes that the explosion of a munitions vessel off the Kent coast is causing just such a tsunami.
The disaster causes a national crisis when the prime minister, played by Robert Carlyle, faces a cyberattack on national infrastructure and allows vehicles carrying dangerous luggage to enter the port of Dover unprotected from Europe.
Cobra’s first season predicted that large-scale solar flares could hit the Earth and disrupt the power grid. Such flares have been affected this week, but so far no disastrous results.
Ben Richards, the creator of Cobra, Me: “Successive governments are” waiting “and watching SS Montgomery. This is a very scary strategy similar to a pandemic. “
“If you try to decant an explosive, you may be paralyzed because the explosive can explode. The explosion that causes the tide flood may sound incredible, but it’s a pandemic. No one saw him on our way. “
Richards said he considered making the flu epidemic a series scenario before Covid emerged as a threat. “I thought the pandemic of people lying in the hospital wasn’t dramatic enough. I was wrong about it.”
Cobra gets its title from the Cabinet Office’s meeting room, where key British experts, crisis and emergency planners, and most senior politicians meet to coordinate the country’s response to emergencies.
According to a 2004 report by New Scientist, the explosion of Montgomery would be one of the largest non-nuclear explosions to date.
The Defense Department has offered to pay £ 5m to a company preparing to remove the rusty mast from the ship and assess the condition of the explosives.
It is alleged that terrorists could attack Montgomery and prompted a very prominent armed patrol around the wreck during the 2012 London Olympics.
: Cobra: Cyberwar is now available as a box set and streaming service for SkyMax from Friday.
UK UXB threat
Investigators said an explosion that severely damaged a crab fishing boat off Norfolk last year and seriously injured some crew members was caused by the disruption of old munitions on the seabed when the crab pot was recovered. I found that it was done.
The lifeboat was scrambled after the explosion rocked 22 nautical miles of Galwad-Y-Mor from Cromer. All seven crew members of the fishing boat evacuated the boat and fled to the liferaft.
The investigator reports: All propulsion and power was quickly lost. The captain was injured and vague, but conscious and saw the wheelhouse completely destroyed. “
According to a New Scientist survey, 4,500 World War II incendiary bombs were launched on beaches around the west coast of Scotland within a month. They are made of phosphorus, benzene and cellulose and are designed to ignite when in contact with air.
Dart Moore Search and Rescue Coast Guard rescue workers and volunteers helped evacuate more than 2,600 households and the University of Exeter’s residential hall after the unexploded World War II bomb was discovered in Exeter this year.
A controlled explosion took place and the explosion was heard five miles away. Bomb disposal experts used 400 tonnes of sand to create an enclosed “box” before it became safe.