Nuclear submarine commander 'took eye off ball' before collision

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Justin Codd pleads guilty to negligently hazarding HMS Ambush during training course

A senior naval officer in charge of teaching future submarine captains “took his eye off the ball”, leading his nuclear submarine to collide with a tanker, a court martial has heard.

Cdr Justin Codd, 45, was sentenced to forfeiting a year of seniority after pleading guilty at Portsmouth naval base to negligently hazarding the £1.1bn submarine HMS Ambush.

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