HIJACKING HMS NEPTUNE - CH.3
Atlantis has been the subject of countless films, as has Nazi gold and oil polluting our oceans, but never has all these elements come together under one roof. Aiming for a screenplay 90-110 pages max.
TERRAMENTALS HIJACK ASTUTE SUBMARINE IN IRISH SEA USING PREDATOR HK MINISUB
No longer law abiding citizens Redan Simdo leads the Terramentals on a daring mission to hijack HMS Neptune in the Irish Sea off Barrow in Furness on the west coast of England. They had moved to Cumbria to plan the hijacking of one of His Majesty's Astute class nuclear submarines, posing as tourists. Max had been trained as the Predator HK pilot, since he was the best qualified. The Predator had performed spectacularly. Thanks to the design genius of Jorges Dicaprio.
MI6 had identified the satellite hack, from Bart, the Sly Fox, but dismissed it, being convinced that nobody could hijack an Astute submarine. MOD advice to watch the hack and trace back to source had been approved by Nick Johnson and Sir Rodney Dunbar. Dirty Harry knows the activists he framed up are on the loose, but does not put two and two together, since they are thought to have no resources. Nobody knew that Jorges Dicaprio was a wealthy man.
The Sunseeker 60 blasted across the dark blue ocean, clocking 30 knots at three-quarter throttle, stinging white spray lashing the deck and helm screens. The sky was grey with occasional flashes of lightning in the distance showing patches of blue and yellow.
“Course South West captain,” said Bo Dallas, one of a new breed of Terror Environmentalists.
The captain was unshaven, dressed in a thick navy roll neck sweater and woollen hat. He didn’t answer but checked the ships sonar, and there it was an oblong luminescent blip finally coming onto the screen in the top right hand corner. He sighed in relief, allowing himself a little grin.
Dallas went below to the beautifully equipped galley. The other Terramentalists were crowded around a table, also wearing dark navy sweaters and sporting leather holsters and ammunition belts. Without doubt this was a well planned military style operation ……..
Though nobody planned on using these weapons, more for show.
"Captain, unusual activity behind us, a small signal getting closer, and another heading away."
Commander Ben Blakestone had seen his fair share of 'unusual activity,' none of which amounted to much.
tracking operator, how close?"
"It's on us Captain."
"On us, how is that possible?"
In the submersible, Max deployed limpet legs as he guided the Predator alongside the Astute submarine, locking onto the u-boat's outer skin, and cut holes in the double hull, then held on as the submarine slowly descended amid aspewing air trail.
Inside the steel leviathan, the crew had heard the cutter and the air rushing out of the outer hull. Then the inner hull was cut through. The effect was dramatic, and a large jet of water 60mm in diameter rushed in at 3 atmospheres pressure to quickly engulf the main command deck. They’d not been able to close the adjoining watertight hatches quickly enough to stop the sub going deeper, but managed to get into the forward and rear compartments in relative safety. The deeper they went the greater the pressure hence water flow.
Lieutenant Engelheart shouted a warning to his men, he need not have bothered. "Get out men, use the exits closest."
crew amidships rapidly dispersed, forward and aft.
"Admiral Lawrence please."
"He's probably sleeping off duty, sir."
"Well please will you wake him. This is serious. We may have lost a nuclear submarine."
The Admiral was woken from his slumbers by an orderly. "Sorry Admiral, it's Sir Rodney on the blower."
"What the blazers is this all about?" The Admiral was not pleased at being disturbed at the best of times.
"Admiral, we've lost contact with an Astute. HMS Neptune."
"Poppycock. Say again."
"Yes, sorry sir, an Astute appears to have sunk in the Irish Sea."
"Confound it. Find it man." The Admiral was out of bed like a shot.
Back onboard HMS Neptune, the trapped sailors were straining to hear any clues as to their fate ....
The Terramentals, locate, chase, and sink HMS Neptune (SSN) in shallow waters Irish Sea off Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, using the Predator mini-sub - knocking out the crew. They re-float, and release the surviving crew, in dinghies.
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.
PROPOSED STORY MAP BY CHAPTER (90-110 pages) - ORDER CAN BE CHANGED: DRAFT SCREENPLAY
CHAPTER 1. PROTESTS - Peaceful North Sea oil pollution protestors are framed and imprisoned, by a corrupt judicial system.
CHAPTER 5. BBC WORLD SERVICE - Jill Bird reports Terramentals rig attacks, world shocked at pollution cover up. Charley Temple investigates.
CHAPTER 7. RADIATION ALERT - John & Dan twig radiation from HMS Neptune possible serious reactor damage. Must warn Terramentals.
CHAPTER 9. CHANGE OF COURSE - Terramentals change course, heading for the Straits of Gibraltar. Not believing radiation warning.
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.
O P E R A T I O N N E P T U N E™
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.