‘Nuclear disaster waiting to happen’: Royal Navy probes Trident whistleblower’s claims

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The Royal Navy has launched an investigation into whistleblower William McNeilly, who uncovered horrid safety lapses in UK’s trident nuclear program which make it simpler for intruders to entry some secured areas than enter “most nightclubs.”

UK authorities are “concerned for the whereabouts” of the 25-year previous whistleblower, who went absent with out go away and cooperated with WikiLeaks to publish an in depth 18-page report known as The Nuclear Secrets.

McNeilly, a weapons engineer, who allegedly served from January to April this yr on board the HMS Victorious, claims that quite a lot of safety lapses and technical faults with the Trident missiles service exposes the UK nuclear deterrent to potential terrorist assaults that “would kill our people and destroy our land.”

Possible attackers have “the perfect opportunity to send nuclear warheads crashing down on the UK,” he claims.

In his revelations, the whistleblower notes some 30 security and safety flaws on Trident submarines which might be based mostly out of Faslane on the Clyde, Scotland. McNeilly took his time outlining the convenience at which potential terrorist can infiltrate the secured base.

“At a Base security brief we were told that thousands of Royal Navy IDs go missing every year. A terrorist can use them, or create counterfeits with them and easily gain access down the submarine. Considering most of the guards barely look at them from a few metres (couple of feet if they’re the rare ones) away the fakes wouldn’t have to be too perfect,” the whistleblower explains.

“I’ve shown a room card or nothing, at least once at every check point,” McNeilly wrote.

An intruder might deliver contained in the secured facility any personal digital machine to probably steal prime secret knowledge – and even weapons and explosives, for the reason that whistleblower claims, contractors and their tools are infrequently being searched.

“You can carry anything through the security check points without it being checked!” he says within the report. Personnel Electronics must be banned but the coverage is not enforced. You can deliver no matter digital units you need onboard… They use their very own private electronics proper beside the missiles.”

Lack of safety checks was not as a result of McNeilly was among the many Royal Navy personnel, however as a result of “that was a standard procedure.”

“100’s of contractors go down the boat when it’s alongside. Their equipment isn’t searched and they are not pat down. All it takes is someone to bring a bomb onboard to commit the worst terrorist attack the UK and the world has ever seen,” he wrote.

Besides the evident safety flaws, the weapons technician lists quite a lot of tools issues, together with a seawater leak, a flooded torpedo compartment and faulty bogs. His revelations embrace missile compartment getting used as an train fitness center, and the communication system that was tough to perceive.

“There were a lot of red tags on equipment in most of the compartments we went into. I highly suspected a lot of them were for defect rectification, rather than standard maintenance Tagouts. Seeing the condition of the security and equipment made me more than concerned, for the safety of the people,” he wrote.

The state of affairs is so chaotic that McNeilly says any “psychopath” can acquire entry to UK’s nuclear web site.

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