In the affair to the Navy sailing school ship Gorch Fock has been granted the Federal Ministry of defence, a media report says a serious error. The world reported that the Ministry had confirmed after an extensive examination of the internal audit, the serious allegations of the Federal court of auditors, to a large extent.
In a statement, which was submitted to the Bundestag on Thursday, it is said, therefore, although the tests have not yet been processed finally, allow the current state of knowledge ", already observed, that we share the vast majority of the representations of the Federal court of auditors as well as the recommendations follow the summary remarks".
The court had found the beginning of January, a media report, according to a report of serious lapses in the rehabilitation of the 1958-built sailing ship. So by the end of 2015 had been earmarked for the renovation of the three masters just under ten million euros. Meanwhile, the cost increased to 135 million euros. The court referred to, among other things, before the restoration, there had been no comprehensive Damage assessment is still an adequate investigation of the cost-effectiveness.
No danger for the crew
However, the Ministry of defence rejects the worldaccording to a report some of the allegations of the court of auditors. In particular, contrary to the Department the determination of the Financial controllers, the Gorch Fock have shown over the years, "a danger for body and lives of the crew and the officer students". In the opinion of the Ministry, have such a risk, writes "in any case, since the completion of the maintenance activities in 2012 until the beginning of the current maintenance project failed". The safety of the soldiers had not been affected.
with The refurbishment of the ship's officers Elsflether Werft AG presented last week to file for bankruptcy. The Hamburg public Prosecutor's office determined in October on suspicion of infidelity against the former CEO of the shipyard, who was also Executive Board Chairman of the owner Foundation. The warnings came from the Foundation Supervisory Board of the Hamburg justice authority the management of the Foundation a few weeks ago, forcibly deposed.