Results 1 to 20 of 20
  1. #1
    Thailand Expat misskit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Chiang Mai
    Posts
    29,265

    Media: Russian Atomic Submarine Catches Fire in Shipyard

    MOSCOW—
    A nuclear submarine caught fire in a shipyard in Russia's northern province of Arkhangelsk on Tuesday but there were no weapons on board, Russian news agencies reported.

    The Emergencies Ministry declined comment on the reports of the fire at the Zvyozdochka shipyard, where the agencies said the 500 meter-long 949 Antei submarine was being repaired. There was no word of any casualties.

    “There is a fire on the submarine. We are fighting the fire now,” a shipyard source told Interfax news agency.

    RIA quoted a spokesperson at the shipyard as saying there were no weapons on board the submarine.

    A source told TASS news agency the submarine's nuclear reactor had been shut down prior to the blaze.

    “The active zone of the reactor was unloaded at the start of repairs a few years ago,” the source said.

    The news agency reports said the fire had started during welding, causing insulation materials to catch fire.

    A similar blaze in 2011 nearly led to a nuclear disaster as a blaze engulfed a nuclear-powered submarine carrying atomic weapons, a leading Russian magazine reported months after the blaze, contradicting official assurances that it was not armed.

    Media: Russian Atomic Submarine Catches Fire in Shipyard

  2. #2
    Thailand Expat Boon Mee's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Last Online
    16-08-2019 @ 06:08 PM
    Location
    Samui
    Posts
    44,718
    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    MOSCOW—
    A nuclear submarine caught fire in a shipyard in Russia's northern province of Arkhangelsk on Tuesday but there were no weapons on board, Russian news agencies reported.

    The Emergencies Ministry declined comment on the reports of the fire at the Zvyozdochka shipyard, where the agencies said the 500 meter-long 949 Antei submarine was being repaired. There was no word of any casualties.

    “There is a fire on the submarine. We are fighting the fire now,” a shipyard source told Interfax news agency.

    RIA quoted a spokesperson at the shipyard as saying there were no weapons on board the submarine.

    A source told TASS news agency the submarine's nuclear reactor had been shut down prior to the blaze.

    “The active zone of the reactor was unloaded at the start of repairs a few years ago,” the source said.

    The news agency reports said the fire had started during welding, causing insulation materials to catch fire.

    A similar blaze in 2011 nearly led to a nuclear disaster as a blaze engulfed a nuclear-powered submarine carrying atomic weapons, a leading Russian magazine reported months after the blaze, contradicting official assurances that it was not armed.

    Media: Russian Atomic Submarine Catches Fire in Shipyard
    Strange to see the media using 'atomic' vs. 'nuclear' which is more common.

  3. #3
    Thailand Expat
    VocalNeal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Last Online
    16-08-2019 @ 01:16 PM
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    11,209
    Reuters reports

    Fire put out on Russian nuclear submarine in shipyard.

    Its not about accurate reporting anymore it is about sensationalism.

  4. #4
    Custom Title Changer
    CSFFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 07:06 PM
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    8,168
    It's not 500 meters long, only a mere 155 meters.

  5. #5
    Thailand Expat
    Hans Mann's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Last Online
    01-07-2016 @ 05:52 AM
    Location
    Land of Laughs
    Posts
    5,764
    Dmitry can offer it now at a discount to his newest pal, while he's here in Bangkok.
    Last edited by Hans Mann; 08-04-2015 at 03:40 PM.

  6. #6
    Lord of Swine
    Necron99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Nahkon Sawon
    Posts
    13,025
    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    MOSCOW—
    A nuclear submarine caught fire in a shipyard in Russia's northern province of Arkhangelsk on Tuesday but there were no weapons on board, Russian news agencies reported.

    The Emergencies Ministry declined comment on the reports of the fire at the Zvyozdochka shipyard, where the agencies said the 500 meter-long 949 Antei submarine was being repaired. There was no word of any casualties.

    “There is a fire on the submarine. We are fighting the fire now,” a shipyard source told Interfax news agency.

    RIA quoted a spokesperson at the shipyard as saying there were no weapons on board the submarine.

    A source told TASS news agency the submarine's nuclear reactor had been shut down prior to the blaze.

    “The active zone of the reactor was unloaded at the start of repairs a few years ago,” the source said.

    The news agency reports said the fire had started during welding, causing insulation materials to catch fire.

    A similar blaze in 2011 nearly led to a nuclear disaster as a blaze engulfed a nuclear-powered submarine carrying atomic weapons, a leading Russian magazine reported months after the blaze, contradicting official assurances that it was not armed.

    Media: Russian Atomic Submarine Catches Fire in Shipyard
    Strange to see the media using 'atomic' vs. 'nuclear' which is more common.


    Atomic has a nice 50's nostalgia ring to it...

  7. #7
    Member flyfisher davis's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Last Online
    19-01-2018 @ 07:21 AM
    Location
    Phan, Chiang Rai
    Posts
    379
    Can't wait for the Thai Navy to get their subs...Wonder if they will be giving rides to increase tourism...Would love a TAT spin on the idea...

  8. #8
    On a walkabout
    Loy Toy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 11:01 PM
    Posts
    28,386
    Quote Originally Posted by flyfisher davis
    Can't wait for the Thai Navy to get their subs
    I saw one when I visited the Navy Dock in Sattahip last month.

  9. #9
    Thailand Expat Boon Mee's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Last Online
    16-08-2019 @ 06:08 PM
    Location
    Samui
    Posts
    44,718
    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by flyfisher davis
    Can't wait for the Thai Navy to get their subs
    I saw one when I visited the Navy Dock in Sattahip last month.
    Was it a nuke boat or conventional?

  10. #10
    On a walkabout
    Loy Toy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 11:01 PM
    Posts
    28,386
    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee
    Was it a nuke boat or conventional?
    Looked like a conventional sub, maybe 50 metres long and was in the dry dock.

  11. #11
    Thailand Expat
    OhOh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 07:24 AM
    Location
    Where troubles melt like lemon drops
    Posts
    17,651
    From a 2011 article.

    22 submarines in accidents during past decade

    Nineteen major naval accidents have taken place over the past decade, involving 22 submarines



    The majority American.

    "In total, there have been nine American submarine incidents, five Russian, four British, and one Chinese, Canadian, Australian and French accidents."

    22 submarines in accidents during past decade - Telegraph

    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Mann
    Dmitry can offer it now at a discount to his newest pal, while he's here in Bangkok.
    He may accept Thailand the same, "Come and Join the EEU" offer as Vietnam has just agreed to.

    Russian PM offers Thailand free trade zone with Eurasian Economic Union ? RT Business
    A tray full of GOLD is not worth a moment in time.

  12. #12
    Thailand Expat
    bsnub's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    18,495
    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh
    The majority American.
    Of course you love to point that out, but the fact is America has not lost a submarine since 1968.

    The Russians on the other hand have lost seven since then. All but one of them nuclear powered.

  13. #13
    Thailand Expat
    OhOh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 07:24 AM
    Location
    Where troubles melt like lemon drops
    Posts
    17,651
    The article reported those words not me. But whatever, accidents happen to all military agencies. Some just happen to have a larger number of "accidents" than other countries.

  14. #14
    Custom Title Changer
    CSFFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 07:06 PM
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    8,168
    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    I saw one when I visited the Navy Dock in Sattahip last month.
    You've got to stop trollin' for sailors.....

  15. #15
    Thailand Expat
    bsnub's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    18,495
    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh
    Some just happen to have a larger number of "accidents" than other countries.
    Especially the Russians.

  16. #16
    Thailand Expat Boon Mee's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Last Online
    16-08-2019 @ 06:08 PM
    Location
    Samui
    Posts
    44,718
    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    The article reported those words not me. But whatever, accidents happen to all military agencies. Some just happen to have a larger number of "accidents" than other countries.
    And the US has the largest submarine fleet.

  17. #17
    Custom Title Changer
    CSFFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 07:06 PM
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    8,168
    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee
    And the US has the largest submarine fleet.
    And I'm guessing the highest sub sortie rate.

  18. #18
    Thailand Expat Boon Mee's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Last Online
    16-08-2019 @ 06:08 PM
    Location
    Samui
    Posts
    44,718
    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee
    And the US has the largest submarine fleet.
    And I'm guessing the highest sub sortie rate.
    Better check with Tom Clancy!

  19. #19
    Custom Title Changer
    CSFFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 07:06 PM
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    8,168
    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee
    Better check with Tom Clancy!
    He's life impaired...

  20. #20
    Thailand Expat
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    2,337
    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal
    Fire put out on Russian nuclear submarine in shipyard.
    Speaking to RT, Potchempik Potato said

    "We had no fire extinguishers - but thankfully enough vodka"

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •