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Spain seeks Electric Boat's help to slim down overweight sub

June 5, 2013  By MICHAEL MELIA Associated Press

A new, Spanish-designed submarine has a weighty problem: The vessel is more than 70 tons too heavy, and officials fear if it goes out to sea, it will not be able to surface.

A former Spanish official says the problem can be traced to a miscalculation -- someone apparently put a decimal point in the wrong place

In this Nov. 8, 2012, photo provided by Navantia, Manuel Filgueiras, center, former Cartagena shipyards director, speaks next to the motor of one of the S-80 class submarines in Cartagena, Spain. The Isaac Peral, a new, Spanish-designed submarine is more than 70 tons too heavy, and officials fear if it goes out to sea, it will not be able to surface. The first in a new class of diesel-electric submarines, the Isaac Peral,was nearly completed when engineers discovered the problem. A U.S. Navy contractor in Connecticut, Electric Boat, has signed a deal to help the Spanish Defense Ministry find ways to slim down the 2,200-ton submarine. (AP Photo/ Navantia)

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