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Armed to the sail training ship : want to Söder Gorch Fock to the Museum

The "Gorch Fock"-renovation work is progressing, just slowly. The progress of the work on Board the sail training ship was "very low and has fallen significantly behind the expectations at the time of the signing of the Declaration of commitment," said the "Welt am Sonntag" from an internal Letter, the defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen (CDU) established "Task Force for repair of Benedict project" an armor-Secretary of state of the rooms. The Letter comes, therefore, from the 4. April.

CSU leader Markus Söder said the "Bild am Sonntag": "We should make the school ship prefers a floating Museum, and instead, with the money of modern equipment such as air defence systems and transport helicopters to buy."

For the renovation of the "Gorch Fock" was it came to an explosion in Costs from ten to up to 135 million euros, following allegations of corruption and misappropriation of a Payment freeze was imposed. The Elsflether Werft had at 20. February, applied for insolvency proceedings in self-administration.

in mid-March, the Ministry of defence has agreed with the shipyard to cancel the payment stop in exchange for stricter control rules, more transparency and a strict cost limit. In the agreement ("Declaration of commitment"), provided that the ship is floating, initially for a further 11 million euros until the summer capable.

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reported, citing the Letter, of the planned date for the floating ability of the vessel 21. June should be a rating of "increasingly critical". The Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the shipyard, Pieter Wasmuth, told the newspaper: "The schedule is tight, but we're on schedule." The Work on the ship had already been resumed. (dpa)

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