Saturday, July 17, 2010

Alleged Submariners soon OUT! ... and not a moment too soon...

Kitsap County explosion puts 2 sailors in critical condition with obvious nose, throat, lung, face, arm and hand burns at Harborview Medical Center Friday night. The men, ages 22 and 28, are on active duty for the Navy at the Bangor-Kitsap Naval Base and work on submarines (not submariners, however, as first hinted by Seattle Times below). A Navy investigator was also on scene to investigate.

July 17, 2010 2:45 AM
The sailors were reportedly in possession of OBA canisters and were including a campfire and gasoline into the mix, which resulted in the explosion. “They are exceptionally lucky,” said Wilson. “There is scrap metal that was flung across the street and landed behind the gas station and around Cutter’s Coffee.”

July 16, 2010 at 10:50 PM
The men, both active duty and assigned to a submarine at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, had apparently taken Oxygen Breathing Apparatus equipment, Deputy Scott Wilson said. Wilson said the men had apparently knocked off the tops of the canisters and were using them to "huff" or get high. The men were also apparently throwing the canisters onto an open fire in the yard in order to make them explode.

July 16, 2010 10:15 p.m.
AP - PORT ORCHARD, Wash., PT KOMO-TV reported the men's roommate says the two tossed an oxygen canister into a fire Friday night in the backyard of a home near Port Orchard to see what would happen. The roommate says the men were burned in the ensuing explosion.

These sailors are certainly unlike any submariners I have known. If they were really submariners, it is no wonder women are headed to subs! Exactly whatever happened to psychological and intelligence testing for acceptance into submarine service?

Submarines are always silent and strange.



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