Royal Navy soldiers fall ill after drinking water ‘contaminated’ on HMS Portland

The frigate returned to the Portsmouth Naval base today

Joe Middleton
Friday 03 February 2023 19:49 GMT
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HMS Portland (pictured), monitoring the Russian guided missile frigate Admiral Gorshkov and accompanying tanker Kama as they sailed in international waters near the UK
HMS Portland (pictured), monitoring the Russian guided missile frigate Admiral Gorshkov and accompanying tanker Kama as they sailed in international waters near the UK (MOD/AFP via Getty Images)

A number of Royal Navy sailors have fallen ill aboard the HMS Portland and been taken to hospital after drinking contaminated water.

The warship returned to the Portsmouth naval base today after a sailor realised there was an issue with the drinking water on board.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed the water contamination onboard and said a small number of people were taken to hospital as a precaution.

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