Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Defects in Royal Navy’s newest patrol ship HMS Forth will be fixed ‘rapidly’, BAE Systems vows

HMS Forth - Royal Navy YouTube

FAULTS discovered in one of the Royal Navy’s newest warships will be fixed ‘rapidly’, a defence firm has vowed. HMS Forth is the latest vessel to enter the navy’s fleet in Portsmouth. It is part of a new breed of five offshore patrol vessels (OPVs).

However, an investigation has been sparked after more than 100 defects were unearthed – just days after she entered naval service. 

The news comes as an embarrassing blow for BAE Systems, the company charged with building and maintaining the vessel. 

BAE claimed the faults were minor and had no impact on safety. It’s understood many of the issues were known by the Royal Navy and were picked up during early trials of the ship as she sailed from the Clyde, in Scotland, to her home in Portsmouth.......Read more: HERE

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