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Devonport fined £600,000 for crane near-miss

Crew and Royal Artilery soldiers pose on HMS Vanguard in dry dock at Devonport. Image credit: MOD

Devonport pleaded guilty to the charges, which related to an incident where a stack of crane weights narrowly missed a worker

Devonport in ‘special measures’: no end date in sight

Arial view of Devonport Royal Dockyard, with 5 Basin and the Low Level Refuelling centre visible

Devonport Royal Dockyard Limited (DRDL) remains under enhanced regulatory attention by the Office For Nuclear Regulation (ONR), and no date is given for an expected return to routine regulatory attention.

MoD will not refuel HMS Victorious

HMS Vengeance in dry dock in Devonport. Image credit:Institute of Mechanical Engineers

The older HMS Vanguard, is currently undergoing maintenance and refuelling at a cost of £204m

Environment Agency allows increase in radioactive carbon emissions from Devonport Dockyard

The Environment Agency has agreed to allow Devonport Royal Dockyard Ltd permission to increase the quantity of radioactive carbon released into the atmosphere from submarine refit operations at the dockyard, following public consultation over the need to vary the company's Environmental Permit.

Skills shortage threatens MoD nuclear programmes

A shortage of skilled nuclear personnel within the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the Royal Navy is “the principal threat to the delivery of nuclear safety”, according to an internal MoD report.

Environment Agency considers proposal to increase radioactive carbon emissions from Devonport dockyard

Devonport Royal Dockyard Ltd, the company which runs the Devonport naval base on behalf of the Ministry of Defence, has applied to the Environment Agency for permission to increase the quantity of radioactive carbon released into the atmosphere from operations at the dockyard.

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