|About this cargo ship which is beached off the South West of England, with pollution leaking from it and its containers floating off everywhere - am I the only one who thinks we should just use it as a target?
There was an instance in the past, where I believe a stranded oil tanker off the UK was attacked by Buccaneers to finish her off and destroy much of the pollution - why can't we do the same here?
We could send out the local Royal Navy escorts to provide naval gunfire with their 4.5 inch guns. We could line up any resident AS90, MLRS and 105mm Light Gun batteries along the coast. We could send out resident Harrier GR.7's, Tornado GR.4's, Hawk trainers and even Typhoon using its cannon.
We could totally obliterate her. It would destroy much of the potential pollution, and would be a good laugh in the process. Okay, there may be some floating debris, but just get some tugs to mop up afterwards.
The ship being just off the coast like that, all three armed services could be involved.