Royal Navy nuclear submarine almost collided with ferry after speed miscalculation, report finds The ferry's crew was praised for taking quick action after spotting the periscope nearby from a window.

The ferry's crew was praised for taking quick action after spotting the periscope nearby from a window.

A nuclear-powered submarine had a near miss with a ferry after a Royal Navy crew miscalculated its speed, an investigation has found.

The two vessels came within 50 to 100 metres (164 to 328ft) of each other in the North Channel, in between Scotland and Northern Ireland, on 6 November 2018, a Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) report said.

Crew on the Stena Superfast VII ferry, which was sailing from Belfast to Cairnryan, "took immediate action to avoid collision" after...
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