Warships are normally built with so much redundancy that Blackouts, yet alone total loss of propulsion should be impossible, unless the ship suffers multiple Bomb/ Missile hits, way beyond DP III.
I will have to log in to RINA to read the article, it sounds fascinating.
I saw more sense about the problems in the Business / Financial pages of the Newspapers than in the General News, and nothing much in the Institute of Marine Engineers magazine.
Rolls Royce shares have tanked because they are heavily involved in the Offshore sector which is totally dead at present and they have had problems with one of their Aero Engines,, as well as the problems with the Darings.
Shame about the Darings, there Air Warfare capability is supposed toi be ahead of the Aegis types in the USN, unfortunatly the Bean Counters scrapped the anti ship missiles they were supposed to have and now propulsion problems....
Makes me weep for the sad shadow of its former self that the RN has become.
It is always better to ask a stupid question than to do a stupid thing.