Still Waters Posted February 1 #1 Share Posted February 1 (IP: Staff) · An investigation has been ordered after workers on a Trident submarine seemingly glued broken bolts back together in a nuclear reactor chamber. According to the The Sun the unsatisfactory repairs to cooling pipes were discovered when a bolt fell off during checks aboard the 16,000-tonne HMS Vanguard. The paper says that the bolt had originally been sheared off through over-tightening, but instead of reporting the damage and taking the time to bore out the broken shafts, civilian staff at defence contractor Babcock glued the heads back on. https://marineindustrynews.co.uk/88m-trident-submarine-fixed-superglue/ https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2023/feb/01/royal-navy-orders-investigation-into-nuclear-submarine-repaired-with-glue 2 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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