Contract for Navy vessel is switched to Clyde

Govan shipyard in Glasgow is to take over the contract to build a ship from a rival in England after the work went over budget. The 16,000-ton fleet auxiliary ship Lyme Bay will be towed from Tyneside to the Clyde after procurement officials at the Ministry of Defence decided to withdraw the work from the Swan Hunter shipyard at Wallsend. BAe Systems will undertake the work, leading to a number of jobs in Glasgow, while a question mark remains over the future of those in England working under the Dutch-owned shipbuilder.