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Covid-19 ”Hell” on UK nuclear submarine

‘HELL’ AT SEA Sailors on Royal Navy nuclear submarine come through ‘patrol from hell’ after Covid outbreak at sea, The Sun, Jerome Starkey, 12 Feb 2021,

SAILORS on a nuclear sub have come through the patrol from hell after a Covid outbreak at sea.

Dozens on board HMS Vigilant reported sick but, with no access to a test lab, the precise number is not known.  They had little chance to escape the bug while working in hot and cramped conditions.

A source said: “Imagine being cooped up underwater and breathing the same air when a killer virus is on the loose. It really was the patrol from hell.”

HMS Vigilant was on patrol as part of the Navy’s continuous at-sea deterrent.

The £3billion sub was the designated “bomber boat” and armed with Trident nukes.

The source added: “The sickest sailors were put in isolation but it is not easy on a submarine.

“People sleep in bunks in tiny six-man cabins. They work on top of each other.”…….. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/14036051/sailors-navy-nuclear-sub-covid-outbreak/

February 15, 2021 - Posted by | health, UK, weapons and war

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