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Old 28th May 2019, 11:00
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Prior to this recent docking the ship had been in the water for nearly 5 years (since July 2014) so it is no surprise that her underwater paintwork and anodes needed attention. Since she is classed by Lloyds Register to their warship rules, inspection of ship side valves is a surveyable item at 5 yearly intervals, hence their removal for inspection.
So for the avoidance of doubt for those out there who are desperate to sensationalise, there has been no massive cock up, accident or poor planning which has led to this docking or the work undertaken therein.
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