Depth charge potential revealed
AN EXPLOSIVES expert has said that a suspected depth charge found near a North Sea oil platform has the same explosive power as a car bomb.
Former bomb disposal officer Chris Hunter said subsurface munitions with degraded fuses can easily detonate.
The device was discovered near CNR International’s Ninian Central platform, which had 196 staff members on board earlier this week. An exclusion zone has been set up around the bomb and disposal plans are being put in place.
A CNR spokesman said a specialist company had classed the device as “safe” and that it posed “no risk to personnel or the environment.”