Germany, Eckernförde—No more U-boats for the German Navy.
Following an accident off the coast of Norway, the Deutsche Marine won’t have an operational submarine at least until late 2018.
The latest casualty, U-35, collided with a rock formation and damaged its propellers. The vessel was practising drills before an international exercise scheduled to take place in December. A formal investigation will be launched to judge responsibility.
“This is obviously not a good situation,” said a German Defence Ministry spokesman.