Only the Intervention of a ship's officer prevented a collision with Atom-U-Boot

The officer on the ferry turned to be a disaster, because he saw in time the periscope of the submarine to the surface of the water. "The officer seized immedi

Only the Intervention of a ship's officer prevented a collision with Atom-U-Boot

The officer on the ferry turned to be a disaster, because he saw in time the periscope of the submarine to the surface of the water. "The officer seized immediate and effective measures, and turned the ferry," said the chief inspector of marine Accidents, Andrew minor, in a statement. The ferry Stena Superfast VII was the first to 215 passengers and 67 crew members to travel between Belfast and Cairnryan on the West coast of Scotland.

The U-boat from the naval base in Faslane, came to the West of Glasgow, was by this time in safety training. Although the ferry had been captured by the Radar, but have been offset against the crew, said Moll. Rather than turn off the U be to Boot to the ferry Wake.

"a serious concern"

"The incident happened because the control room team of the U-boat underestimated the speed of the ferry and their decision was overestimated, which led to security-critical decisions were made on the basis of inaccurate information."

Although there had been no collision, the incident was "of great concern", said Moll. The Royal Navy had taken measures to prevent incidents of this kind in the future.

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Updated Date: 16 July 2020, 18:27

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