Following the death of Samuel Hatton, the Royal Navy has released a statement.
Our thoughts remain with the family of Engineering Technician Hatton at this difficult time. An immediate Ship’s Investigation was conducted after his death and the defective rifle rack onboard HMS Cattistock has been repaired.
"We also took swift action to re-brief all surface ships and submarines on the importance of correctly controlling access to small arms and ammunition. The guidance used to identify those who are unsuitable to serve onboard small ships has also been reviewed and enhanced."
The spokesperson also said they noted the Coroner’s helpful comments and would respond in full once they had received his letter and considered what further action might be needed.
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