British Nuclear Sub Suffers £500K Damage Tracking Russian Vessels – Report – 6 April 2015

RT logoBritish nuclear submarine HMS Talent suffered a huge gash to her conning tower after hitting ice floes while tracking Russian vessels and will be out of action for several months for repairs, according to Royal Navy sources.

The collision ripped a six-foot hole at the top of the vessel, and although defense officials refuse to disclose exact details of where and when it happened, they insist the damage occurred after hitting floating ice and not after a collision with another vessel, The Mail on Sunday reports.

The incident happened some time last year and comes amid heightened tension between Britain and Russia beneath the North Sea and its airspace.
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