Damaged nuclear sub docks in Gibraltar

HMS Ambush suffered a 'glancing collision' with a merchant ship while on a training exercise

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HMS Ambush with a tarpaulin covering the damaged area Photo:EFE

By James Langton

THE Royal Navy has launched an investigation into an incident in international waters off the coast of Gibraltar last week, which saw a nuclear-powered submarine collide with a merchant ship. HMS Ambush collided with a vessel at around 1.30pm on Wednesday July 20 whilst carrying out a training exercise and the accident forced the submarine to dock in Gibraltar just after 9pm.

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