Unbelievably, the ships are prone to losing power from the drastic changes.
Although the water temperatures in the Persian Gulf typically range from 75 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit, Rolls-Royce and BAE Systems Maritime admit that the ships cannot stand environments such as the over-heated ocean. The waters can increase to 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
Put lightly, the temperature change causes the turbines to overheat and lead to a decrease in energy and therefore electrical issues. The power outages have inconvenienced servicemen. A company executive claims, “Suddenly, you have lost your main generator on your system and you are plunged into darkness.”
There also seems to be general shock over the ships’ failures. The Britain’s Ministry of Defense (MoD)seems to think the ships’ capacities are high: “The Type 45 was designed for world-wide operations, from sub-Arctic to extreme tropical environments, and continues to operate effectively in the Gulf and the South Atlantic all year round.”
While some individuals criticize the ship design and some advertise its capabilities, the fact is that climate change is becoming reality. The heatwaves make it so that the Persian Gulf will most likely not be suitable for quality living standards by the end of the century.
It should be noted that in the past several months the Gulf area has had several heat waves. There was one particular heat wave that resulted in the second-highest heat index ever recorded in history. The patterns do not cause individuals to suggest that the heat waves will decrease, in fact exactly the opposite.
The heat waves are predicted to increase based off of recent data and the growing knowledge on climate change.