HMS Astute surrounded by sea vessels
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Rescue operation begins for grounded nuclear submarine

The BBC's Iain MacDonald says the "delicate" operation to rescue a grounded Royal Navy nuclear submarine has begun.

The Royal Navy's newest and largest attack submarine HMS Astute ran aground off the Isle of Skye.

Described as the stealthiest ever built in the UK, the £1bn boat was out on sea trials and was not armed.

  • 22 Oct 2010