Video – sinking of a battleship to create an artificial diving reef

Lots of you are still watching some of the Newsmaker videos we’ve dusted off to provide a few minutes of distraction. Today’s offering is from 2018 and was one of our most interesting projects.

It was also great to be involved in a news story which generated so much coverage in the Portuguese media.

The ship begins to sink as explosions rip through her hull

Our client Chemring Energetics UK was commissioned by the provincial government of Madeira to supply a special demolition explosive to be used to sink an old battleship to create an artificial diving reef. dsc00171

We were given exclusive access to film the team of Portuguese Navy specialists as they prepared the charges on board the ship.  Following the sinking they also retrieved the Go Pro cameras which recorded the dramatic scenes as the explosives were detonated.

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