Fog delays American ship's arrival at new Portsmouth jetty

A US ship's arrival at Portsmouth Naval Base's new jetty was dlayed by fog today.

Friday, 10th March 2017, 11:26 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:09 am
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The USNS Robert E. Peary had been due to come alongside this morning - the first vessel to use the new facility built to house the Royal Navy’s massive new aircraft carriers.

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But heavy fog in Portsmouth Harbour meant that her arrival had to be rescheduled for 3pm today.

The 40,000-ton ship - about two-thirds of the size of HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales - will be the first to use Princess Royal Jetty, formerly known as Middle Slip Jetty, since extensive rebuilding and modernisation.