SA Navy: U.S. nuke ship is safe

2008-10-02 00:00

Cape Town — The South African Navy has given its assurances that the United States nuclear vessel the USS Theodore Roosevelt will pose little risk to the public and the environment when it docks in Cape Town.

The 322-m ship weighs 90 000 tons, has 5 700 people — 3 200 naval personnel, 2 480 air wing personnel and 20 kitchen staffers — on board and can carry 90 aircraft. The carrier has taken part in several operations in Bosnia and was responsible for launching initial strikes against Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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