Atlantis, the Lost City - Operation Neptune

 

 

ATLANTIS STORY MAP & OPERATION HOMEPAGE

 

 

 

 

 

PORT OF LISBON - CH.14

 

 

Atlantis has been the subject of countless films, as has Nazi gold and oil polluting our oceans, but never have all these elements come together under one roof as a submarine movie. Aiming for a screenplay 90-110 pages max.

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE ELIZABETH SWANN TOWS HMS NEPTUNE INTO LISBON HARBOR TO PROTECT FROM MOD

 

There was no time to lose. Hal was keeping a look out for HMS Surefire, a Royal Navy destroyer, sent from Plymouth to intercept and destroy the nuclear powered HMS Neptune. The Captain of HMS Surefire had been told to sink the hijacked submarine in deep water, even if the 'Terramentals' perished as a result, giving the reason that they were dangerous terrorists, rather than extreme conservationists, and the vessel would only be safe on the ocean bed. The MOD said they had to stop the Terramentals passing the Astute submarine to a foreign power, such as Russia. The kill order coming indirectly from Sir Rodney Dunbar.

 

Meantime, John was making preparations for making the Astute reasonably stable. This includes locking the control rods into a fully closed position and turning off all valves to and from the reactor and heat exchanger. Also, closing down all electrical equipment. The wrecking crew had head-torches and other equipment stashed in backpacks.

 

John instructed Max and Redan: "Okay, put on these suits, and use this breathing gear. Together they will give us a some kind of sensible protection from the radiation."

 

Dan chimed in; "And keep an eye on these radiation strips. When the bars get to nine, get out of there. That is the maximum safe dosage. Okay?"

 

"And we'll stay in radio contact, with Bart and you, John, suited up as our backup." Redan said quite loud. Max gave a silent thumbs up.  John also gave the diver's okay sign.

 

They entered the stricken vessel, passing quickly into the engine room, then the outer reactor chamber. It was easier than they thought to shut down the valves manually. The radiation level was high. Too high for humans breathing normally. 

 

Having completed those tasks John gave the signal to go topsides. "Okay, let's split. He signaled to get out of the steel coffin.

 

Back on the deck, John communicated with Hal wirelessly. Thinking: "Hal bring the Swann alongside, tight, reversed onto the nose of the leviathan."

 

The Terramentals noted the remarkable level of control John had on the Swan and crew, with so little communication. Almost as if he could speak to the ship telepathically.

 

Dan was on the diving platform of the Elizabeth Swann. John Max and Red moved forward. John had thought to weld a towing hitch to the hull of the Astute, but found there was already a mooring cleat that would suffice. All they needed to do was attach a pilot rope, and get that across to the Swann. ....

 

 

LISBON

 

The problem would be slowing the vessel down, when coming into port. They would have to let go forward, and attach aft. ...


Working in unison, the Terramentals and John Storm, shut down Neptune's reactor & systems. They rig a tow, and haul the stricken submarine into port at Lisbon, having alerted the Marine Accident Investigation Board, to the problem, warning not to trust the MOD. The news media is given this information to prevent MI6 from sinking the Neptune, to get rid of their dirty laundry.

 

 

reactor bolt heads, glued in place  nuclear radiation 

Dirty Harry Scotland Yard HMS Neptune Sir Rodney Dunbar First Sealord

 

 

 

PROPOSED STORY MAP BY CHAPTER (90-110 pages) - ORDER CAN BE CHANGED: DRAFT SCREENPLAY

 

ACT 1.

CHAPTER 1.   PROTESTS - Peaceful North Sea oil pollution protestors are framed and imprisoned, by a corrupt judicial system. 

CHAPTER 2.   PREDATOR - On release the Terramentals & smuggler Jorges Dicaprio, complete a mini-sub capable of sinking submarines.

CHAPTER 3.   PHOENIX - Terramentals locate & hijack HMS Neptune in Irish Sea, Cumbria, using the Predator mini-sub - knocking out the crew.

CHAPTER 4.   BRITISH PETROLEUM - Terramentals warn North Sea rig operators to stop. Claymore rig is torpedoed, Royal Navy respond.

CHAPTER 5.   BBC WORLD SERVICE - Jill Bird reports Terramentals rig attacks, world shocked at pollution cover up. Charley Temple investigates.

CHAPTER 6.   UNEP SOS - The UNEP ask John Storm to survey North Sea for oil pollution. Elizabeth Swann detects HMS Neptune radiation leaks.

CHAPTER 7.   RADIATION ALERT - John & Dan twig radiation from HMS Neptune possible serious reactor damage. Must warn Terramentals.

ACT 2.

CHAPTER 8.   STEALTH MODE - Storm spots Astute sub, Swann in stealth mode, detected as John warns extremists of sub radiation leakage.

CHAPTER 9.   CHANGE OF COURSE - Terramentals change course, heading for the Straits of Gibraltar. Not believing radiation warning.

CHAPTER 10. U-BOAT 986 - Evading Swann, HMS Neptune navigates off transport lanes. Swann picks up magnetic signature of U-Boat 986.

CHAPTER 11. SENATE, UK & EU DEBATE - Sub hijacking & rig destruction, alarm bells around world. Deepwater Horizon shivers down spines.

CHAPTER 12. REACTOR LEAK - Terramentals realise John telling truth, as radiation rector damage detection system HMS Neptune triggers.

CHAPTER 13. RESCUE TOW - John rescues Terramentals. MI6 order Neptune sinking. MOD knew reactor dangerous, want evidence gone.

CHAPTER 14. LISBON PORT - Terramentals & Storm, shut Neptune's reactor. Tow, stricken submarine to Lisbon, prevent MI6 sinking evidence.

ACT 3.

CHAPTER 15. ROV ATLANTIS - Swann returns U-Boat stealth mode at night, to avoid tracking. Surveys site, discovers Atlantis & Nazi gold.

CHAPTER 16. TREASURE TROVE - John reveals gold find & threatened. US Linc Truman support. PM, Ed Thomas, & Sealord, royal support.

CHAPTER 17. BLUE SHIELD - Cleopatra alerts Blue Shield, Newcastle University, potential Atlantis find, suggests UNESCO world heritage site.

CHAPTER 18. GOLDEN OFFER - Claimants reward John U-Boat gold find. Agrees 1% cover costs 9% to Blue Shield surveys. UNESCO grateful.

CHAPTER 19. GREEN MOBILITY - Galvanized to action UK hit green H2 button, John gets grants low income families, Jill Bird, news item.

CHAPTER 20. IMO IS GO - The International Maritime Org green H2 & methanol, certification. USA in. China India stay with coal, gas & oil.

CHAPTER 21. AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL - John & George amnesty, pirate caselaw & video proof set up. Harry & Johnson charged treason.

 

 

 

 

 

Disillusioned eco activists are imprisoned by the British, for peacefully protesting in London about unrealistically low fines for oil spills in the North Sea, demonstrating strictly in accordance with their Article 9 and 10 Human Rights. They are targeted by fossil fuel industry fraudsters, who bribe police officials and court judges to secure a conviction, with the backing of corrupt ministers of state who have undeclared personal investments in oil drilling companies: Amoco, BP, Shell, Total. That sets in motion a train of events, where, having been framed, the ever more determined environmentalists build a mini-sub, fast enough and especially equipped, to sink or capture Astute, Aukus and US Seawolf class submarines. Having captured HMS Neptune, the Terramentals torpedo a BP owned rig, also destroying two others (Shell), with the looming threat to target all 150 plus, operating in the North Sea. The oil producers are temporarily forced to shut down production, as a result of the significant media coverage and public outrage on realization of the pollution. The UN asks John Storm to provide a geodata survey on the environmental damage. 

 

 

 

 

 

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CHARACTERS | GOLD | MEDIA | MOVIES | SCREENPLAY | SUBMARINES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 This website is Copyright Cleaner Oceans Foundation Ltd., May 2023. Asserted as per the Berne Convention.

In this fictional story, the characters and events are the product of the author's imagination, save for real life character who it would not be appropriate to give fictitious names.

But even so, their actions are not those of the real characters, they portray in this original story.

 

 

WITH THE MOD TRYING TO SINK THEIR OWN SUBMARINE, JOHN STORM COUPLES A TOW TO THE ASTUTE SUBMARINE AND TOWS IT INTO THE PORT OF LISBON - TO THWART THE ALLEGED COVER UP - COPYRIGHT SCREENPLAY: OPERATION NEPTUNE, THE LOST KINGDOM OF ATLANTIS - FINAL DRAFT