london - The brand-new British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, which would have to be the British Navy's flagship figure of about 3.5 billion euros, is a leak. According to British media, about 200 liters of water gushes into the vessel every hour. This is reportedly due to a defective seal around a propeller propeller.
The Ministry of Defense has acknowledged on Tuesday that an important defect was detected during the trial run. The ship that was taken into use less than a month ago must be repaired. That will cost millions, but the shipbuilders are responsible for that.
The 280-meter-long ship weighs 65,000 tons. It is the largest and fastest ship that the British have built. It can reach a speed of at least 45 kilometers per hour without leakage. The showpiece of the navy was negative in the news earlier this year due to concerns about the computer system Windows XP of the ship, because that system was attacked by hackers.