Here is a little ditty for Aussie tax payers ….
A new, Spanish-designed submarine has a weighty problem: The vessel is more than 70 tons too heavy, and officials fear if it goes out to sea, it will not be able to surface.
And a former Spanish official says the problem can be traced to a miscalculation — someone apparently put a decimal point in the wrong place.
The Isaac Peral, the first in a new class of diesel-electric submarines, was nearly completed when engineers discovered the problem
Diesel – tick
Designed by Europeans – tick
Overweight – tick
Cost – £1.75billion so far. Results – priceless.