Heavy seas always causes trouble and the Gland should have been more substantial. Could be manufacturing fault but thatís no excuse. A deflector shroud should have been in place to take the impact from a heavy sea.
That the computer system was out for a long time could have resulted in the ships loss if things had got Hot.
A switch over to a backup system should have taken less than 10 to 20 seconds.
The Captain will get some hammer over this but itís the ships designers, builders, the MOD are the real culprits not forgetting the top brass.
One good thing that will come out of this in that the problems have all been caught on film.
However the programme does highlight that Russia ( Putin) is provoking.
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