Warship sunk to make home for sea life
A decommissioned Royal Navy warship has been sunk by controlled explosions off the coast of Cornwall to create Britain’s first artificial diving reef.
The 2,500-tonne frigate Scylla imploded in a series of blasts in Whitsand Bay, about one kilometre off the coast, disappearing into the water under plumes of grey smoke in less than five minutes. It is hoped the warship, built in 1968 and taken out of service in 1993, will attract a variety of marine life and also lure tourists and divers to the area. —Reuters