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Why Safety is a Key Priority for This Aircraft Carrier

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Why Safety is a Key Priority for This Aircraft Carrier

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The HMS Queen Elizabeth is conducting a strict test of its marine evacuation system. The aircraft carrier must demonstrate its safety to a high degree, otherwise it won?t be allowed to leave port.

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Once completed, HMS Queen Elizabeth will be the United Kingdom's largest warship, longer than three football fields and taller than Niagara Falls. But right now, she's months away from being seaworthy and battle ready. She and her crew must pass a series of grueling tests that will push the gargantuan vessel and her sailors to the breaking point. With exclusive and unprecedented access, we follow Captain Jerry Kyd and his 700 sailors as they acclimate themselves to a new life aboard Britain's first supercarrier.

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