HMS Blyth captain talks us through First World War torpedo explosion plan

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There's due to be some excitement on the Sunderland coast this morning as a First World War torpedo is blown up.

The crew of the HMS Blyth will carried out a controlled explosion to render the device safe today - after parts of a historical wreckage were found on the seabed.

The scene at the Sunderland coast.

The scene at the Sunderland coast.

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HMS Blyth’s Commanding Officer Lt Cdr Peter Higgins AFC explained the process to the Echo in a short clip.

He added: "The purpose of why we are doing this is to make the area safe.

"The last thing we want is for a fisherman or similar to drag up the torpedo or get themselves in any trouble in that way."

The scene as the attempts begin to blow up the First World War torpedo.

The scene as the attempts begin to blow up the First World War torpedo.

The work has just begun at the coast, and will continue throughout the morning.

The HMS Blyth.

The HMS Blyth.