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German WW1 submarine emerges off French coast

Image copyright AFP Image caption The wreck is attracting curious visitors at low tide The wreck of a World War One German submarine is gradually resurfacing on a beach in northern French after decades of being buried in the sand. Shifting sand off Wissant, near Calais, is exposing the remains of the UC-61 which was stranded there in July 1917. The crew flooded the vessel and abandoned it and by the 1930s the submarine had largely been buried. It is now becoming a tourist attraction again, although the local mayor…

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505 ‘safety events’ at Faslane nuclear submarine base

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A total of 505 safety events were recorded at the British naval base since 2006 There have been more than 500 safety incidents at the home of the UK’s nuclear submarine fleet in the past 12 years, it has been revealed. Two events at HM Naval Base Clyde had “high potential for radioactive release to the environment”, according to the Ministry of Defence. But in “neither [Category A] event was any radiological contamination evident”, the MoD confirmed. The figures were disclosed in response to…

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Argentine submarine: Missing ARA San Juan imploded, navy confirms

Image copyright AFP Image caption Families of the crew have gathered at the Mar del Plata naval base to hear the latest details An Argentine submarine which vanished a year ago with 44 crew on board imploded, the Argentine navy has confirmed after the wreck was found. The ARA San Juan disappeared 430km (270 miles) off the Argentine coast on 15 November 2017. Officials announced on Friday that it had been found 900m (2,950ft) below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean. “It appears to be complete, but it obviously imploded,”…

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Argentina submarine: ARA San Juan found

Image copyright AFP Image caption Relatives have fought to ensure their loved ones were found The wreckage of a submarine which went missing with 44 crew on board a year ago has been found, the Argentine navy says. The ARA San Juan submarine disappeared 430km (270 miles) off the Argentine coast on 15 November 2017. The navy stopped its rescue mission two weeks after the sub’s disappearance. However, a year and a day after it went missing, officials announced it had been found 800m (2,620ft) below the surface of the…

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