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Dumbass Navy’s 2nd New Ship Breaks Down

Posted by te2ataria on May 31, 2010

Land Ahoy!!!

New Zealand Bathtub Navy’s 2nd New Vessel Breaks Down on Maiden Voyage

Informed sources told blog moderator the ship has also sprung a leak!

Two new naval vessels, lots of hilarious disasters. Well, the adventures of the Micky Mouse navy would have been hilarious had not the money to buy the dud ships come from the same purse that denies more than a quarter of a million poor kids in this country their most basic needs like food and health.

Navy chief Butt Admiral Tony Parr said: Wellington and its sister ship Otago were designed and built to patrol and protect New Zealand, the Southern Ocean and the Pacific. [It’s too bad you can’t keep them afloat long enough to leave the harbour, Butt Admiral]

STICK THE GUNS MR KEY!  The kids are malnourished.

Navy’s new ship breaks down

The navy’s newest ship has been forced to abort its maiden voyage because of engine problems, just months after its sister ship suffered the same fault.

The HMNZS Wellington had to divert to Sydney during its voyage from Melbourne to Auckland today after a water seal leaked in its port engine and its starboard engine control system developed a fault.

Engine problems also struck Wellington’s sister ship, the offshore patrol vessel HMNZS Otago, which had to delay its maiden voyage to Auckland in March.

Wellington was in the Tasman Sea about 650km from Sydney when the problem was discovered early this morning.

Technicians from the engine’s manufacturer MAN have met the ship in Sydney and were working with the ship’s engineers. The engine is under warranty so repairs will not cost the navy anything.

It is the seventh and last ship in the $500 million Project Protector fleet, and with its delivery the navy will have a fleet of 12.

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