The navy said the frigate HMS Portland returned to its base in Portsmouth on England’s south coast on Friday “as a precautionary measure due to problems with one of the ship’s freshwater systems”.
“A small number of staff members were taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure,” he said.
of daily telegraph reported that the crew had put the wrong chemical into the system that converts seawater into drinking water, but soon realized the mistake and reported it to their superiors.
In recent months, the Type 23 frigate HMS Portland has helped track Russian submarines in the North Sea and monitor Russian frigates and tankers navigating the high seas near Britain.
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