A U.K. Astute-class nuclear attack submarine struck a merchant vessel near Gibraltar on Wednesday at about 1:30 P.M. local time, the Royal Navy said in a statement.
HMS Ambush was submerged when it, “was involved in a glancing collision with a merchant vessel off the coast of Gibraltar,” read the statement. “We are in contact with the merchant vessel and initial indications are that it has not sustained damage.”
Ambush suffered external damage but the boats nuclear plant was not affected and no sailors were injured. The 7,400-ton attack boat returned to a British base in Gibraltar for additional examination and an investigation is underway.
From pictures published with the Gibraltar Chronicle, the front of Ambush sail had been crumpled near the top from when the…
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