So here is something on the Tidespring, which is turning into something of a mystery as far as being given any definate news by the powers that be.
Parliamentary answers 20th Oct:
The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is actively reviewing its position to mitigate any potential impact on the Tide class tanker programme.
We are confident that our commercial arrangement with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) provides suitable financial protection to the MOD. The specification of the Tide class tankers has not been impacted by DSME's financial situation. We are continuing to review delivery timelines with the company and remain confident that all four tankers will be in service with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary by the end of 2018, as planned.