Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Netherlands submarine spotted in Scapa Flow

Walrus-class sub considered one of most advanced in world.

Staff, The Orcadian, Apr 27

The sighting of a submarine in Scapa Flow has created a huge amount of interest this morning.
The vessel is believed to be a Walrus-class submarine, operated by the Royal Netherlands Navy.
According to experts these vessels are considered as one of the world’s most advanced non-nuclear attack submarines.
It is not clear why the submarine is in the area, but there has been a huge increase in Navy activity in northern waters during the recently held  Exercise Joint Warrior involving NATO forces.
When first approached this morning, all a Royal Navy statement would say on the matter was: “I’m afraid that it is MOD policy not to comment on submarine movements for security reasons.”
This picture of the submarine in the Flow was taken by Hazel Weaver, skipper of the local dive boat Valkyrie.

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