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.

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Ingram1974d ago

Sounds like my country all right

MWH1974d ago

at least you guys build things, we only consume.

SilentNegotiator1973d ago

'No, my country is worse!'
'No, MY country is worse!'
'Nu-uh! MINE!'

KingPin1974d ago

well at least you know where the wasted money is going.

the south african government has billions unaccounted for.

Bakkies1973d 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.

dcbronco1973d ago (Edited 1973d 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.

SilentNegotiator1973d ago (Edited 1973d ago )

Right. Like you don't know where the money is going, KINGPIN! lol

Downtown boogey1974d ago

So that's why your economy is fucked up, I see

Computersaysno1973d ago (Edited 1973d ago )


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.


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.

fblan0011973d ago

the folks from Galice strike again.

Sky_Walker1973d ago (Edited 1973d 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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Ingram1974d ago (Edited 1974d 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.

heihoosilver1973d 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.

mynameisq1974d 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

pandehz1974d ago

Well atleast its still a fancy toy.

Look at other countries and there's facts that'll crack you up anyday.

MrDead1972d ago

Its a very fancy toy, I would take it but I don't think my baths big enough.

Agent_hitman1974d ago (Edited 1974d 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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