Over 700 Safety Events Recorded At Scottish Submarine Bases In Past 12 Years

Posted on January 14, 2019

Earlier the MOD revealed 505 incidents had taken place at Faslane in the last 12 years, where the majority of the UK’s nuclear submarine fleet is based. Defence Minister Stuart Andrew said none of the events caused harm to the health of any member of staff on the Naval Base, or to any member of the public:”None of the events caused harm to the health of any member of staff on the Naval Base, or to any member of the public.” In a letter, Mr Andrew said: “I would wish to reiterate that the identification and reporting of these low-level events and near misses is actively encouraged in line with International Atomic Energy Agency guidance for protecting people and the environment… Since such data can provide valuable lessons to help avoid more significant events.”

Mr Andrew said that the MoD takes all incidents, no matter how minor, “extremely seriously” and that they are investigated with appropriate measures put in place.

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