Plans have been drawn up for the world's first tunnel for ships and boats.

It sounds like something from a James Bond film, but plans have been drawn up for the world’s first tunnel for ships and boats. The 1,700-metre long tunnel would be drilled through the neck of a Norwegian peninsular notorious for its dangerous seas.

Norway’s Coastal Administration is recommending the $310 million scheme to build the tunnel in the Stad area on the country’s southwest coast and says it would take five years to complete. A spokesman said that the tunnel could prevent loss of life and reduce stress for sailors, as well as leading to a growth in tourism.