William McNeilly (Navy engineering technician submariner) has released a document cataloging his experiences training and serving on Britain’s multi billion pound nuclear missile submarine fleet. He lists countless examples of non existent security, fires, floods, equipment failures, fights and a collision. An attitude amongst the crews of lethargy, more akin to the Big Brother household than a fighting force. He describes a number of incidences that could easily have resulted in the loss of submarines and crews.
He explains that the release is the only way he can encourage the Navy to reform, as his efforts within the service, have come to nothing.
First the press release from the Navy:
“The Royal Navy takes security and nuclear safety extremely seriously and we are fully investigating both the issue of the unauthorised release of this document and its contents. The naval service operates its submarine fleet under the most stringent safety regime and submarines do not go to sea unless they are completely safe to do so.”
Background (for release):
· The document contains a number of subjective and unsubstantiated personal views, made by a very junior sailor, with which the Naval Service completely disagrees.
· Whilst it is right that the contents of this document are considered in detail, we can be clear in itself it does not pose any security risk to our personnel or operations.
· We can confirm that AB McNeilly is a member of the naval service.
· The Navy is concerned for the whereabouts and wellbeing of AB McNeilly and is working closely with civilian police to locate him.