Atlantis, the Lost City - Operation Neptune

 

 

ATLANTIS STORY MAP & OPERATION HOMEPAGE

 

 

 

 

 

RADIATION POISONING - CH.7

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

RADIOACTIVE URANIUM CONTAMINATION OF THE NORTH SEA 

 

Unknown to the Terramental crew of the nuclear powered submarine, cost cutting shortcuts by the MOD's builder and service contractors, meant that the Astute class vessel was not able to withstand shock waves in the water from the torpedo attacks on the North Sea oil rigs. Not so much a design flaw, as a product untested in wartime situations, hampered by faulty assembly and lacklustre, or almost non-existent servicing, such as reactor bolt heads, glued in place, so as to pass inspection.

 

Radioactive contaminated coolant water was seeping into the sea, as a plume of lethal pollution, leaving behind a signature trail that few military or civilian detectors would trace.

 

The Admiralty had dispatched destroyers to hunt down their own weapon of war, fully anticipated by Redan Simdo and his crew, who were well aware from the onboard sonar that they were being chased. But the extreme activists also knew that the acoustic tiles and shrouded drive of the Astute class subs, made them an extremely difficult target to acquire.

 

In the Elizabeth Swann, John Storm was passing through the Dover strait, heading for Great Yarmouth. Hal had calculated a wide sweep pattern, as a first series of passes, from ocean current patterns provided by the National Oceanography Centres, borne out by satellite observations of wave irregularities. Where oil slick are not directly detectable from space, but the pattern of waves is altered when contaminated by oil or plastics.

 

Not long into the southern segment of the North Sea, the Swann's instruments picked up oil and residues from combustion. But they also detected radioactive contamination, far higher and in the wrong location, such as to differentiate it from the Dounreay nuclear plant on the north coast of Scotland. A long standing embarrassment to the nuclear generation industry, hushed up, but still written about. And despite all the warning signs, politicians were still endorsing nuclear power as being a safe and sustainable energy source - when nothing could have been further from the truth.

 

"Captain Storm, Dan."

 

"Yes Hal." John and Dan replied together.

 

"We are picking up a distinct pattern of water contaminated by nuclear radiation."

 

"Dounreay?" Asked John.

 

"No skipper, from a compact enriched reactor, of the type in naval vessels. It's getting weaker as we travel north."

 

"Meaning we must have passed the source."

 

"Jeepers skipper," said Dan.

 

"Roger that Dan, we must have passed HMS Neptune back there, and they have a damaged reactor, or coolant system."

 

"We have to warn them skip."

 

"Hal, follow that radiation trail. Contact UNEP, to advise, I'll speak with Dr Treadstone."

 

Hal swung the Swann around, 180 degrees, heading back toward the Dover strait, retracing their path, zig-zagging a little, until locked onto the strongest radiation signal.

 

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OUT OF THE NORTH SEA

 

As HMS Neptune powered south, toxic radioactive waste was leaking into the sea at an increasing rate, commensurate with the speed of the underwater ship, and the energy needed to produce the additional thrust for propulsion. They passed Great Yarmouth, Broadstairs, and Deal, hugging the coast, then into the Dover strait.

 

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John and Dan twig the radiation must be from the Terramentals submarine, and that HMS Neptune may have serious reactor damage. They scramble the Swann to chase the source, turning back down towards and through the Straits of Dover at maximum speed on foils. They must warn the extremists of the danger they are in and the nuclear submarine poses.

 

 

MI6 Nick Johnson Sir Rodney Dunbar 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.

 

 

JILL BIRD AND CHARLEY TEMPLE SPECIAL BBC NEWS REPORT ON DARING SUBMARINE RAIDS ON NORTH SEA OIL RIGS - AND ALLEGED COVER UP - COPYRIGHT SCREENPLAY: OPERATION NEPTUNE, THE LOST KINGDOM OF ATLANTIS - FINAL DRAFT