Britain’s newest and most expensive nuclear submarine collided with an unidentified merchant vessel off Gibraltar during a training exercise on Tuesday, the ministry of defence has revealed.
The £1.6bn HMS Ambush was involved in a “glancing collision” while submerged, the ministry stated on its website. The submarine suffered some external damage, with dents clearly visible, but no one was injured. It has since headed into Gibraltar for checks.
The merchant ship, which local media has indicated is a bunkering barge, was not damaged.