U.S. Navy officials are investigating a Jacksonville-based company after it says the vendor made unauthorized repairs to parts for three nuclear submarines.
The Navy says incorrect welding was discovered during routine checks to the subs’ propulsion systems.
As our partners News4Jax report, Jacksonville-based company NuFlo is under investigation for making unauthorized repairs to pipes that funnel steam in the submarines’ propulsion systems.
Naval Sea Systems Command spokeswoman Colleen O’Rourke calls the investigation a “quality-control issue with a supplier” in an emailed statement, but declined to confirm the company’s name.
O’Rourke says three subs were affected. One of them, the USS John Warner, was recently christened in Virginia. All three subs are now under “operating restrictions,” as the investigation continues.