US Navy's Logistical Support Helped Investigate UK Nuclear Submarine Crew's Drug Bust

  • Our Bureau
  • 02:02 PM, October 30, 2017
  • 2087
US Navy's Logistical Support Helped Investigate UK Nuclear Submarine Crew's Drug Bust
HMS Vigilant in 2014. (Royal Navy Photo)

The US Navy provided logistical support for the UK Navy's investigation into the alleged 'drug-fueled' parties which the crew of nuclear ballistic missile submarine, HMS Vigilant had indulged in while it was berthed off Florida.

According to reports carried by the BBC and The Daily Mail, member of Vigilant’s crew failed drug tests for cocaine when the boat was pier-side at the U.S. submarine base at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga. The reports indicated the U.K. sailors had abused drugs at series of ongoing parties for a month at nearby Florida hotels while Vigilant was at Kings Bay in September.

The U.S. Navy provided logistical support for the investigation to the Royal Navy but there were no indication U.S. sailors or civilian personnel were involved in the incidents, NCIS spokesman Ed Buice told USNI News on Sunday night.

Under the investigation ordered by Defense Secretary Michael Fallon, all the UK submarine crews were subjected to drug test and nine were removed from the service after failing. Earlier this month, the commander of Vigilant was also removed for having an inappropriate romantic relationship with a subordinate.  

Also Read

UK Navy’s Second River Class Offshore Patrol Vessel to Enter Service in...

October 23, 2017 @ 06:56 PM

UK MoD signs $378 million contract with Babcock to refit and refuel...

March 3, 2009 @ 12:00 AM

US Navy Commissions USS Colorado, its Most Advanced Nuclear Submarine

March 18, 2018 @ 03:59 PM

US Navy Sailor Injured By Aircraft Being Towed on Aircraft Carrier

November 7, 2017 @ 10:45 AM

Williamson is Britain's new defence secretary as Michael Fallon Resigns

November 2, 2017 @ 06:23 PM

Lockheed Martin Awarded $43.2M Contract For US Navy's Largest Unmanned Underwater Drone

October 31, 2017 @ 08:34 AM
FEATURES/INTERVIEWS