A probe has been launched days after it was discovered an act of ‘sabotage’ took place on board the newly-constructed HMS Glasgow. The Royal Navy warship is now at the centre of an investigation after it was reported around 60 cables had been “intentionally” severed. This is according to defence contractor BAE systems.
A BAE systems spokesperson added: “We immediately launched an internal investigation, alongside our suppliers, and temporarily paused work on the ship to inspect every area of the vessel and ensure our high standards and quality controls are met.
“Normal operations have now resumed and an assessment is under way to scope the repairs needed.” BAE Systems did not offer a possible motive for the damage nor speculate on who was responsible.
More than 60 cables are thought to have been severed, according to the UK Defence Journal.
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