Britain’s largest and strongest warship has returned to port early after there was a leak on board, in accordance with the Ministry of Defence.
HMS Queen Elizabeth left Portsmouth Naval Base in June to embark on 5 weeks of trials and coaching earlier than setting sail to the US later this summer season.
However the £3.1bn plane provider, which had been attributable to return to the town later this week for a deliberate upkeep interval, was compelled to chop its newest trials brief.
It’s understood there was no injury or breach to the hull, as water had leaked into – and been contained in – an inside compartment.
The water was pumped out and the vessel returned to Portsmouth as a precautionary measure after the issue was remoted and handled shortly on Tuesday.
A Ministry of Defence spokeswoman stated: “Following a minor difficulty with an inside system on HMS Queen Elizabeth, the ship’s firm had been required to take away a small quantity of water from the ship.
“An investigation into the trigger is below manner.”
This newest downside follows various different points together with a shaft seal leak which triggered water to pour into the ship, and the unintended set off of the sprinklers within the hangar.