Monday, March 17, 2014

HMS Tireless Mystery

Making news today, it has just been revealed that a Briritsh SSN, HMS Tireless (S88), was refused entry to the United Arab Emirates.  The Royal Navy downplayed the refusal, hinting that it amounted only to a "delay" rather than a safety issue.  Curiously, UAE authorities have not commented. 

A week after the vessel had first been refused clearance, the Royal Navy finally decided to dock at Goa, India.

 "We do not discuss submarine movements for reasons of security." - The Royal Navy
"A small number of families did travel to the region at their own expense in anticipation of the visit. They were kept informed of the situation by local Royal Navy personnel ashore." 
 The Foreign and Commonwealth Office denied there were any diplomatic issues between the UK and the UAE.

Submarines are always silent and strange.

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