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Jordan: Nuclear Submarines

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 19 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with authorities in (a) Aqaba and (b) Crete on incidents involving accidents to British nuclear submarines and their subsequent actions in response to those accidents; what plans were put into effect following these incidents by those authorities; and what equipment the Government made available to those authorities to deal with the incidents. (212339)

Following the recent grounding of HMS Superb, UK Ministry of Defence and Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials had discussions with the appropriate Jordanian and Greek authorities prior to HMS Superb’s visits to Aqaba and Crete. Support was received in both ports to conduct damage assessments.