The Royal Norwegian Navy’s newest ship can not leave the dock as numerous safety hazards were discovered aboard the NATO vessel after being commissioned in May with much fanfare.
Having expense 2.2 billion Norwegian krones (US$246 million), the logistics and supply ship KNM Maud is Norway’s biggest marine vessel ever built.
However, the ship can not embark on voyages after worldwide risk-assessment firm DNV GL considered it too risky to cruise.
The firm also found no indications that the vessel had actually gone through any upkeep for 2 years while docked at the shipyard in South Korea where it was being constructed.
Likewise on rt.com
German military splashes $170 mn on external advisers but fresh problems keep haunting it
Think your good friends would be intrigued? Share this story!