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Submitted by Vyralize 332d ago | news

Spain builds $680 million submarine that can’t re-surface

Vyralize: Navantia has admitted that a calculation error during the production of an S-80 class submarine could result in it not being able to re-surface once being submerged. (Culture, Hi-tech)

Ingram  +   332d ago
Sounds like my country all right
segamon  +   332d ago
at least you guys build things, we only consume.
SilentNegotiator  +   331d ago
'No, my country is worse!'
'No, MY country is worse!'
'Nu-uh! MINE!'
KingPin  +   332d ago
well at least you know where the wasted money is going.

the south african government has billions unaccounted for.
Bakkies  +   332d ago
Book keeping is kinda a mystery here in SA, like rainbows and how working in ANC politics mysteriously makes your house bigger and car faster.
dcbronco  +   331d ago
Are you kidding. The Pentagon lost over 10 trillion in a twenty year period. You guys can sleep easy tonight. Plus our congressmen keep ordering weapons that the generals running the military tell them they don't need because there are thousands that they haven't been able to use yet. All because it's made in a certain persons district. So add another 100 billion annually for weapons that may never be used.
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SilentNegotiator  +   331d ago
Right. Like you don't know where the money is going, KINGPIN! lol
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Downtown boogey  +   332d ago
So that's why your economy is fucked up, I see
Computersaysno  +   331d ago
LOL.

Shoulda bought German, French or Russian.

Nearly as good as the UK building one of the most expensive nuclear submarines on the planet then crashing it onto a sand bank a few months after it launches for the world to see its top secret propulsion configuration.

Then there is a murder on board, and then flooding problems in sea trials, and then rumours the thing isn't as fast as it should be because the turbine doesn't match the reactor output.

Hooray!

To be fair, submarine design especially nuclear submarines are ridiculously hard to design. They are easily some of the most complex machines on the planet. Teething problems to be expected....

So the Spanish builder added 75 tonnes of weight they didn't realise was there.

It happens!

I once saw a Spanish villa with blatantly too many toilets.
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fblan001  +   332d ago
the folks from Galice strike again.
Sky_Walker  +   331d ago
I will be praying for you guys and hope you guys get your toilet paper situation sorted.

No man, woman or child should go without toilet paper :(
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Ingram  +   332d ago
Δ Yeah well, let me put this in perspective: We are a country literally ruled by inept thieving posh puppets that can't even speak proper english nor do some basic arithmetics.

We are literally on the side delaying the New World Order, not because we're the good guys mind you, but because our politicians would make Mr.Bean look like Sir Isaac Newton by contrast.

I honestly think it's time; new puppets should be trained for Spain. Whoever might secretly be in charge of this inarticulated dystopian mess: out of convenience, next time try and choose some people that don't steal every cent that crosses our borders at the very least. Get the economy going, if it matters that much in your grand scheme. A touristic desert full of ignorant overpaid subhumans is not precisely a lucrative project in the long run.
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heihoosilver  +   332d ago
Ingram, are you sure you live in Spain and not in Portugal? Are you not confused? lol.
If the sub has a problem, fix it before submerging the sub.
If there´s no way to repair the error, the company who built it made another to replace the one with the error for free.
mynameisq  +   332d ago
I like how we all realise that the governments of all our countries suck, they simply don't exist to help the majority of people. What a sad state of affairs
pandehz  +   332d ago
Well atleast its still a fancy toy.

Look at other countries and there's facts that'll crack you up anyday.
MrDead  +   330d ago
Its a very fancy toy, I would take it but I don't think my baths big enough.
Agent_hitman  +   332d ago
Well at least Spain have submarines, but in the 3rd world country like Philippines, we only have rusted boats. Not a full battle Subs like that.
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hazelamy  +   332d ago
i'm no expert, but that seems like a bit of a flaw to me. ^_^
G-Ham  +   332d ago
Just a heads up im not going in it.
hard joe  +   332d ago
It'll burn a lot of fuel
segamon  +   332d ago
well at least-
tarbis  +   332d ago
It was made to sink, right?
badz149  +   332d ago
yeah...maybe you're right
they just need it to park close to the harbour and let a huge crane pull it back up. problem solved...I think!
NarooN  +   332d ago
I wonder what country will make an airplane that can't land.
Th3 Chr0nic  +   332d ago
sheesh even mexican drug cartels make a better sub than this. and with scraps from old volvos and hondas at that!!!
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Tzunoy  +   332d ago
wasted money. brainwashed people.

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