HMS Astute runs aground!
Posted: 24 Oct 2010 11:48
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-h ... s-11605365
Nice driving - not - inexcusable given the location and well maintained navigational aids in that area.
What were they thinking?
Re: HMS Astute runs aground!
Posted: 24 Oct 2010 12:40
Two interesting tid bits from the article re damage:
The ship is on silt not rock -probably less damage to the hull than a rock grounding BUT
If the ships is to be TOWED back to Fastlane, its likely the pumpjet has ingested silt or other seafloor crap making it either inoperable or a risk of further damage to fire it up and drive it home.
I'd think if they could drive her home they would, she's been the subject of high cost objections - more so now given the cuts facing the UK economy. If they could drive her home it would be better PR saying - it was a minor incident -proof: she came home under her own power.
Career ending stuff?