Is there a safe way to explore or recover the SS Richard Montgomery?
“Is there a safe way to explore or recover the SS Richard Montgomery wrecked in the Thames estuary where 1400 tonnes of explosives on board? What do you about that situation?”
We posed this question to Dave Parham at the University of Bornemouth...
Dave - Again, the coast of the UK are all covered in lots of unexploded ordanance from both World Wars and my personal advice is to avoid it. We’re doing encounter it occasionally and then report it to the relevant authorities, but that's all that we can do with it.