HMS Astute with a sea vessel
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Grounded nuclear submarine towed free off coast of Skye

A nuclear-powered submarine which ran aground in shallow waters off the Isle of Skye has been towed free.

The Royal Navy's newest and largest attack submarine HMS Astute was out on sea trials and was not armed.

The BBC's Scotland Correspondent Glenn Campbell witnessed the start of the submarine's journey to safety.

  • 22 Oct 2010
  • From the section UK
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