Russia Burns Another One> Firefighters try to sink Russian nuclear sub to put out flames

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  1. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Second Repair job of a Submarine in this shipyard that has caught fire.

    Maybe unrest in the troops and yard Birds?
    Firefighters try to sink Russian nuclear sub to put out flames - Yahoo News





    Firefighters try to sink Russian nuclear sub to put out flames
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      Smoke rises from a dock at the Zvyozdochka shipyard in the northern city of Severodvinsk on April 7, 2015 where the Orel nuclear submarine, a cruise missile-type sub with two reactors that is classified as Oscar-II by NATO, is being repaired (AFP Photo/Oleg Kuleshov)
      Severodvinsk (Russia) (AFP) - Russian emergency crews on Tuesday tried to submerge a nuclear submarine that caught fire while undergoing repairs in dry dock as officials insisted it was not carrying nuclear fuel or arms.


      Despite attempts by authorities to downplay the incident, reports said Russia's navy chief Admiral Viktor Chirkov flew out to the scene along with a slew of top naval brass.

      After battling the flames for several hours, firefighters were now filling the dock with water "and the operation may last several hours," said Ilya Zhitomirsky, spokesman for the United Shipbuilding Corporation which manages the facility.

      The aim would be to submerge the submarine.

      A statement by the press service of the Zvyozdochka shipyard said that the fire started at 2:00 pm (1100 GMT) in the stern, when welding works impacted rubber-based hull insulation.

      "Employees and crew have left the submarine in an organised fashion," it said. "Nobody has been hurt."

      The vessel -- a cruise missile type sub called Orel with two reactors that is classified as Oscar-II by NATO -- had nuclear material aboard.

      "The nuclear fuel had been unloaded from Orel before it was put up on dry dock. The reactor is turned off," Zhitomirsky told RIA Novosti agency.

      "There are no weapons on board. It is clear that if the submarine was armed it would not have been accepted for repairs," said the shipyard's spokesman Nikolai Blinov.

      - Billowing smoke -

      Televised footage from the dock showed black smoke rising above the giant 155 metre-long (508 feet) submarine.

      A representative of the Severodvinsk fire service however told AFP that "you can't smell the smoke in the city" and that municipal firefighters were not being called in to help the shipyard's own fire department.

      The website of the Zvyozdochka (Star) shipyard said the Orel -- part of Russia's Northern fleet based in the region of Murmansk in the Barents Sea -- has been under repair since November 2013 and that the work would take two years.

      Severodvinsk is located in Russia's northern Arkhangelsk region, on the White Sea.

      In 2011, the rubberised coating on another nuclear sub called the Yekaterinburg caught fire while it was under repair in the northern port of Murmansk, injuring nine people who inhaled noxious fumes.

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  2. nkawtg

    nkawtg Monkey

    It's an Oscar-II, big mother...
    Several billion rubles up in smoke.
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  3. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Same class as the Kursk that had the explosion and sunk with all 118 hands..
     
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  4. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    yep GH and nka same class as the Kursk which was lost in 2000.

    They are big, really big, at about 19,400 tons submerged. Twin RWR reactors.

    They carry 24 SS-N-19 Shipwreck Long-range supersonic anti-ship cruise missiles designed to strike US Carrier battle groups.

    The SS-N-19 Shipwreck is nuclear capable. They can also carry nuclear torpedoes.
     
  5. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Speaking of dumb Russian stunts.

    When the Kursk went down I used AutoCad to simulate the crash scene.

    The water was not deep and the Kursk was long.

    I figured, if all the information was correct, that the Kursk could only have a 4 degree down angle to dive. Any more than that and she'd broach or hit the bottom. A newbie planes man or a little bit of a sea and she's done.

    Wrong Submarine in the Wrong Place.
     
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