Thursday, April 29, 2010

Submarine Cover Up - Fire Casualty - Almost Sank

Remember this? Four calendar days had elapsed since an Ukrainian news agency initially reported the Russian submarine (#554) Alrosa's SOS (about 8 AM, November 21), from 150 kilometers off the coast of Sukhumi.
Nov. 24, 2009 - Minor Malfunction on Board Alrosa Submarine Used to Undermine Russia’s Image - PRAVDA
At the time, M.E. advised readers: By now, defense officials across the world have reviewed related satellite surveillance photographs, read classified reports of connected activity within Russia, and shared intelligence. Only a Russian admiral, however, is entitled to paint a final picture of events. Other countries dare not publicize their intelligence (payback is hell).
Based upon Russian denials further details should be expected. If, on the contrary, the true story involved a crisis, a permanent news blackout will confirm same.
It now appears (buried in Black Sea Fleet details here) that Alrosa suffered a serious crisis: a fire at sea and near sinking. No Russian admiral nor news outlet has shared this information, however. Garnered through the secretive back channels (highlighted above) the confirmation was leaked by Dr. Dmitry Gorenburg in the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University.
"The Alrosa submarine recently suffered an engine fire and almost sank. It is likely to be under repair for the foreseeable future."

Pravda (Russian word for truth), of course printed the lies it was given. Only one question remains: How many of Alrosa's sailors were injured in the onboard fire? Dr. Gorenburg would certainly have read the entire intelligence report on the Alrosa casualty, but ....
Submarines are always silent and strange.



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