The Royal Navy has refused to say whether anyone was disciplined following an incident in which a nuclear submarine nearly crashed into a ferry carrying 282 people off the Scottish coast. The navy also won’t say whether it carried out an independent review to reduce the risks of future collisions. This was recommended by government investigators concerned about the near-miss and two other nuclear submarine crashes. Campaigners accuse the navy of using the excuse of national security “to cover up dangerous incompetence”. The Scottish National Party (SNP) condemns the secrecy as “absolutely untenable”.
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