October 22nd, 2010
09:51 AM ET

British nuclear sub gets stuck off Scottish coast

A recently-christened British submarine foundered off the coast of a Scottish island when it got caught in rocks, the Ministry of Defense said Friday.

"We are aware of an incident involving one of our submarines off the Isle of Skye," a spokesman told CNN.

"This is a not a nuclear incident. We are responding to the incident and can confirm that there are no injuries to personnel and the submarine remains watertight. There is no indication of any environmental impact."

The sub is HMS Astute, described by the ministry as Britain's "most powerful attack submarine."


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  1. Dizzy

    Guess they were driving on the wrong side of the ocean!

    October 22, 2010 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. jjh

    Details: http://news1.capitalbay.com/news/navy_shame_as_1bn_nuclear.html

    October 22, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |