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Old 07-02-2019, 09:51 AM   #1
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Default Up to 14 dead in fire in Russian submarine

Just seen this thoughts with the families

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Old 07-02-2019, 10:00 AM   #2
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Fourteen sailors have been killed after a fire broke out on a Russian submarine.

Russia's Defence Ministry said the blaze erupted on Monday while the vessel was performing tests.

The ministry said in a statement that the fire was extinguished thanks to the crew's "self-sacrifice".

It added that the submersible is now at the Arctic port of Severomorsk, the main base of Russia's Northern Fleet.

The ministry's statement said the submersible is intended for studying the seabed, but did not give its name or type.

The Russian navy uses Priz-class and Bester-class deep water vehicles, which have a hull built of titanium and are capable of operating at a depth of 3,281ft (1,000 meters)

The blaze marks the deadliest Russian naval incident since 2008, when 20 died when a firefighting system was accidentally initiated while the Nerpa nuclear-powered submarine of Russia's Pacific Fleet was undergoing trials.

In the deadliest naval incident in post-Soviet Russia, the Kursk nuclear submarine exploded and sank on 12 August 2000, during naval manoeuvres in the Barents Sea, killing all 118 crewmembers.
https://news.sky.com/story/fourteen-...-fire-11755295
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-48844013
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Old 07-02-2019, 10:09 AM   #3
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Old 07-02-2019, 10:31 AM   #4
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Fire underwater is one of the worst things that can happen. Since this vessel is top-secret we (the wide public) will know what happened only some 30+ years later. And I cannot blame anyone for that - that's natural flow of things considering uniqueness and character of work of that craft. To say more - as a civil person I don't really need to know that. But what I want to be sure of - is that they had thoroughly investigated the calamity and that cadets at Navy Schools will be studying this case along with others. And of course I feel very sorry for loved ones and relatives of fourteen good guys who are on eternal patrol from now on: sadly their third toast would have a very personal sense (((
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I’m getting reports the submarine involved Is a mini submarine of the losharik class
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Old 07-02-2019, 10:40 AM   #6
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So do our mass media say
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Old 07-02-2019, 01:52 PM   #7
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Yes, seems like it is AS 12 'Losharik' (Project 1083 1), its 'mothership' is a former Delta III with a changed back, maybe the 'Lorenburg'.
https://news.usni.org/2019/07/02/14-...lear-submarine
Capable to dive to 6000 meters, due to its interior pressure-resistent ball design ('losharik' is a russian cartoon horse consisting of balls)

A terrible accident, feeling sorry for the sailors and their families.
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True it is sad ... Will certainly pray for them, but my hope is for any survivor's

Look fwd to more information ... She must have surfaced or there wouldn't be anything left to count.
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Can't imagine how terrifying a fire inside a submarine would be.


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It could have been fire supression that hit them.
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article in the Moscow times on what is known so far, apparently only 4-5 survivors:

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/...-so-far-a66264
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Great loss of top-officers and one-of-a-kind specialists. Seven Capitains of first Rank, two Heroes of Russia cavaliers. They've managed to throw out civil specialist from the burning compartment saving his life before self-locking in it. Somehow like in "72 meters" movie..
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Can't imagine how terrifying a fire inside a submarine would be.


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New Details On Russian Submarine Fire Emerge Along With An Intriguing Schematic (Updated)

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zon...uing-schematic

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Krasnaya Zvezda, the official newspaper of the Russian Ministry of Defense, has included a heretofore unseen drawing of the Project 09852 Belgorod, a heavily modified Oscar II-class submarine outfitted for various "special projects" missions, in its latest report about a fire that killed 14 sailors onboard a still-unnamed Russian submarine on Monday. Russia officially launched the still-under-construction Belgorod, which is presently the world's longest submarine, in April 2019. At the same time, new details regarding the July 1st accident have begun to trickle out, although they are limited in number and some are unconfirmed in nature.

Though Belgorod is more widely associated with the Poseidon nuclear-powered and nuclear-armed long-range torpedo, this special mission boat will also be capable of serving as a mothership for smaller, highly specialized, and deep-diving submarines, such as the Project 10831 Losharik. Independent Russian media outlets have widely reported that Lorsharik, also known by the hull number AS-12 and more recently AS-31, was the submarine that experienced the deadly blaze on July 1, 2019.
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When they said the fire was in the engine room my first thoughts were, "Oh it must be a conventional submarine", but it in fact just a modified Oscar class nuclear submarine with a 100' section added in for her special underwater operations.

Catfish reported that she could dive to 6,000 meters ... I doubt that perhaps the mini sub she carried could dive that far.
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