Yard blow as ship work switched
A troubled Tyneside ship building yard is to lose a contract to a rival yard in Scotland.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD), said it and Swan Hunter had agreed to close the contract, despite only one of the two ships commissioned being completed.
The ship, Lyme Bay, will now be transferred to BAE Systems at Govan.
The MoD said cost growth and delays led to the decision. It is not yet clear how the loss of the contract will impact on the 300-strong workforce.