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No injuries, radiation leak as n-submarine catches fi
Nashville Herald ^ | 12/29/11

Posted on 12/29/2011 6:48:29 PM PST by SmithL

MOSCOW - A massive fire engulfed a Russian nuclear submarine at an Arctic shipyard Thursday, but there has been no radiation leak, or injuries, officials said.

The fire broke out while the nuclear submarine Yekaterinburg was undergoing repair at the Roslyakovo shipyard in the Murmansk region, said Irina Gretskaya, a spokeswoman for the Emergencies Ministry's branch in the area.

The K-84 Yekaterinburg nuclear submarine is one of seven Delta-IV class submarines in service, all deployed in the Northern Fleet.

The core of the naval component of the Russian nuclear triad at present, Delta-IV submarine carries 16 Sineva (NATO classification "Skiff") submarine-launched ballistic missiles.

"No deaths or injuries have been reported. There is no threat of nuclear pollution," the department said in a statement.

Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov explained that since all weapons onboard had been unloaded from the sub and its reactor had been shutdown for safety before the repairs, there was little chance of any radiation leak.

Fire safety violations during routine maintenance works are seen as the most likely cause of the fire at a floating repair dock.

Wooden scaffolding around the submarine caught fire and spread to the submarine's light outer hull, Northern Fleet spokesman Capt. 1st Rank Vadim Serga said.

"There is no possibility of fire burning through the hull and no threat to on-board equipment," Serga said.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Russia
KEYWORDS: shipyard; submarine

1 posted on 12/29/2011 6:48:34 PM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL

fi!.. fi!.. fi!


2 posted on 12/29/2011 6:51:18 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: SmithL

The thing must have been wearing some sort of acoustic coating.


3 posted on 12/29/2011 6:54:21 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Doohickey; judicial meanz; submarinerswife; PogySailor; chasio649; gobucks; Bottom_Gun; Dog Gone; ..
Ping ) ) ) ) ) )
4 posted on 12/29/2011 6:58:50 PM PST by SmithL (If you reward certain behavior, don't be surprised if you see more of that behavior)
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To: mylife

Russia is falling, A ,part ,at thee seams


5 posted on 12/29/2011 7:01:14 PM PST by molson209
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To: mylife

US and Russian submarines use rubber or other organic material on the outer skin for acoustic suppression.

Newer tiles are up to 4 inches thick and could probably catch fire.


6 posted on 12/29/2011 7:10:41 PM PST by caltaxed
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To: SmithL

http://news.sky.com/home/world-news/article/16139338

Rubber hull


7 posted on 12/29/2011 7:14:18 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: caltaxed

Yup, That’s what happened.


8 posted on 12/29/2011 7:15:04 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: SmithL

In Russia fire put out you!


9 posted on 12/29/2011 7:28:36 PM PST by crghill (Silly Mormons, God is triune.)
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To: caltaxed
Few realize that silly putty was developed by DARPA.... ☺


10 posted on 12/29/2011 7:35:01 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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E.B. Green was also a result of DARPA.... ☺

Honest!

11 posted on 12/29/2011 7:43:52 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: SmithL
It's a Russian thing we wouldn't understand ~ but this is a recurring theme ~ the use of open fire in a nuclear submarine.

When these ships are shut down and just sitting there other people in the area imagine they'd make a great place to set up a barbeque!

Maybe the galley was not available.

12 posted on 12/29/2011 7:50:36 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: SmithL

Gee, i wonder what is inside that giant hump behind the sail.....


13 posted on 12/29/2011 7:52:02 PM PST by mowowie
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To: SmithL

Open the gates and reflood the basin - duh.


14 posted on 12/29/2011 7:52:18 PM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: mylife

Yup, That’s what happened.

Thank God. Earlier reports stated that the fire was internal.


15 posted on 12/29/2011 7:55:13 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: CrazyIvan

I hate the internal fires. That involves a different kind of rubber.

“sucking rubber”


16 posted on 12/29/2011 7:58:10 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: CrazyIvan

17 posted on 12/29/2011 8:17:10 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: SmithL

The 8000 gallon crew vodka tank catch fire?


18 posted on 12/29/2011 8:22:08 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: mylife

We called them EABs, but yeah, BTDT.


19 posted on 12/29/2011 8:28:26 PM PST by SmithL (If you reward certain behavior, don't be surprised if you see more of that behavior)
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To: SmithL

Yeah I know.

I’m not sure which euro country the pic is from. Dutch?


20 posted on 12/29/2011 8:35:30 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: SmithL

EBS is Britain.


21 posted on 12/29/2011 8:37:06 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: SmithL

They sink their subs on purpose quite often from what I hear.


22 posted on 12/29/2011 8:42:22 PM PST by My hearts in London - Everett (Still searching for the new tagline!)
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To: SmithL

I dont even know what the distance on drops was on our boats.
It’s been so long ago.
It seems the nonskid was like 2 foot?

You reach up in the darkness and pop the panel, plug in, breath and move...


23 posted on 12/29/2011 8:42:54 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

They all do.


24 posted on 12/29/2011 9:42:48 PM PST by MistrX
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To: MistrX

No.


25 posted on 12/29/2011 9:43:43 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: SmithL
The K-84 Yekaterinburg

26 posted on 12/30/2011 1:09:56 AM PST by Daaave ( "Where it all ends I can't fathom my friends")
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