• Royal Navy submarine in near-miss with ferry

    Royal Navy submarine in near-miss with ferry0

    By Neil Lancefield, Press Association Transport Correspondent A nuclear-powered Royal Navy submarine has been involved in a near-miss with a ferry. An investigation has been launched into the incident, which was reported to the authorities but did not receive media coverage when it occurred in the Irish Sea on November 6. The ferry was Stena

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  • Navy fires flare as Guardia Civil gets too close to submarine

    Navy fires flare as Guardia Civil gets too close to submarine0

    A Royal Navy patrol boat fired a warning flare after a Spanish Guardia Civil vessel got too close to a British nuclear-powered submarine sailing from Gibraltar. Vessels from the Royal Navy’s Gibraltar Squadron and the Gibraltar Defence Police were forced to react after the Guardia Civil patrol boat appeared to breach the security perimeter around

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  • Scheduled Stop

    Scheduled Stop0

    The British Royal Navy’s Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarine, HMS Talent, is pictured being loaded with munitions and supplies at the Naval Base yesterday. HMS Talent arrived in Gibraltar last Saturday for a scheduled stop. The visit has, however, drawn flak from Spanish environmental group Verdemar – Ecologistas en Acción. Pic by Johnny Bugeja

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  • US submarine sails into port

    US submarine sails into port0

    The US Navy’s Los Angeles-class submarine USS Newport News is pictured above sailing into Gibraltar yesterday evening. The Ministry of Defence said it was “a scheduled logistical visit”. The submarine’s arrival was not without incident, however. Details were sketchy as this edition went to press, but eyewitnesses said a Spanish customs boat was intercepted by

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  • US attack submarine sails into port

    US attack submarine sails into port0

    The US Virginia-class attack submarine USS John Warner sailed into Gibraltar this morning. The nuclear-powered submarine is on a scheduled visit, the Ministry of Defence said in a short statement. The submarine is designed for a broad spectrum of open-ocean and littoral missions. It can perform a variety of missions for the US Navy, including

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  • Submarine commander who ‘took eye off the ball’ sentenced over Gibraltar collision

    Submarine commander who ‘took eye off the ball’ sentenced over Gibraltar collision0

    A senior naval officer in charge of teaching future submarine captains “took his eye off the ball”, leading his nuclear submarine to collide with a tanker, a court martial has heard. Commander Justin Codd, 45, of UK Maritime Battle Staff, was sentenced to forfeiting a year of seniority after pleading guilty at Portsmouth Naval Base

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