An alleged sabotage incident aboard a new generation Royal Navy warship at a Scottish shipyard has sparked an investigation into who was responsible.
Several cables on HMS Glasgow were “deliberately damaged” and were discovered earlier this week, defense contractor BAE Systems said.
HMS Glasgow is the first of the new series of Type 26 frigates and is being built at Scotstoun Shipyard in Glasgow.
A BAE Systems spokesman added: “We immediately launched an internal investigation, together with our suppliers, and temporarily halted work on the vessel to inspect all areas of the vessel and ensure that our high standards are met and quality controls.
“Normal operations have now resumed and an assessment is being carried out to determine the extent of repairs required.
BAE Systems did not confirm the reason for the damage or who it suspected was responsible.
According to the UK Defense Journal, more than 60 cables were cut.
The first of its kind, HMS Glasgow is designed to be an “adaptable and future-ready ship”, the Navy says.
It is the first of eight Type 26 frigates built by BAE Systems in Glasgow.
HMS Cardiff and HMS Belfast are also under construction with HMS Glasgow and are expected to enter service in the late 2020s.