The American Nuclear Submarine “John Warner” Leaves the Naval Base of Gibraltar After Being Repaired

Ecologists lament the continued presence of these “floating bombs” in the Strait and warn of the risk posed by their continued arrival at the Rock.The US ship is equipped with 12 facilities of cruise missiles Tomahawk.

The submarine USS ‘John Warner’, who had landed at the military base in Gibraltar on March 25, left the Rock in the early hours of this Thursday, according to Verdemar-Ecologistas en Acción.

The USS ‘John Warner’ was launched on August 1, 2015, at the Norfolk Naval Station, in the state of Virginia, and is equipped with 12 high precision Tomahawk cruise missile installations and four MK 48 heavy torpedo tanks.

Verdemar-Ecologistas en Acción warned about the repairs that were being carried out in this nuclear propellant, even though he recalled that the Gibraltarian government said on arrival of the vessel that it was only a short stay of provisioning.

The conservation organization once again warned of the risk that the Strait runs with the presence and repair of this type of nuclear propulsion vessels in Gibraltar.

“Unfortunately the port of Gibraltar continues to house and repair these floating bombs, ” said Verdemar-Ecologistas, who recalled that on July 20, 2016, the British submarine HMS ‘Ambush’ was landing after colliding with a merchant ship, which also He suffered a breakdown in the sail and finished his repair at the base of Faslane (Scotland).

USS John Warner sub-grid at the Gibraltar naval base

The Socialist Parliamentary Group will ask the Government about the arrival of this submarine and about the reparation that has been made in Gibraltar.

 

Source: Sevilla ABC