Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Russia's Discipline Problem: "Crazy Ivan" is now "Sloppy Ivan"

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Russia embarrassed...
The  nuclear-powered missile submarine (Delta-IV-class).  The fire broke out on Thursday at an Arctic shipyard where the submarine Ykaterinburg (K-84) was in dry dock. Seven members of the submarine crew were taken to hospital after inhaling carbon monoxide fumes.  30 December 2011


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US  embarrassed ...
The fire broke out 23 May 2012 on submarine USS Miami -How long before truthful answers are exposed to sunshine and fresh air? The only answer that we could hardly expect to be revealed during our lifetimes is the one involving a foreign agent.

"The fire, the Navy said, started when hot welding slag in a vacuum cleaner [NOT] caught fire when the implement was placed among some cleaning supplies and left unattended." - NavyTimes

RUSSIAN EMBARRASSED AGAIN

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(Reuters) 16 SEP 2013 - A  fire burned for five hours on an atomic-powered submarine undergoing repairs, but naval and shipyard officials said there was no risk of a radiation leak and nobody was hurt [NOT]. The submarine Tomsk,  powered by two nuclear reactors, caught fire at the Zvezda shipyard. It had been undergoing repairs since 2010. The fire was the second on board a Russian nuclear-powered submarine in less than two years.

(Bellona) 16 SEP 2013 - The Unified Shipbuilding Corporation website said in a statement (in Russian) that the fire broke out in a ballast area of the submarine after a gas-powered saw was used to cut through a grate, setting an old rubber covering, cables and paint on fire.

 (RFE)  17 SEP 2013 - Russian investigators now say 15 sailors were hospitalized after a fire on a nuclear submarine in the Far East and that the submarine suffered damage as well.   

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Accidental events or espionage, you decide.

Submarines are always silent and strange.



 


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