Keeping the blogosphere posted on the goings on of the world of submarines since late 2004... and mocking and belittling general foolishness wherever it may be found. Idaho's first and foremost submarine blog. (If you don't like something on this blog, please E-mail me; don't call me at home.)

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Another Update on HMCS Chicoutimi Fire

CNN has a fairly decent article providing updates on the Canadian submarine fire. As I had guessed below, it looks like it was an electrical fire that will keep them from running the diesels. This article raises the number of injured to nine; hopefully, no one was injured too badly. And, as expected, the opponents of submarines are out in force explaining how they are too dangerous/expensive to operate.

In other submarine news, there is an article on Foster's Online about the politics involved in submarine shipyard work. The article is fairly self-explanatory (I think the "private shipyard" they're referring to is Electric Boat in Groton, CT), but it does have one glaring mistake. The opening sentence talks about refueling the submarine; however, the Hartford is not due for refueling for several years. The article says later that the contract in question is for a DMP (Depot Modernization Period) as opposed to an ERO (Engineered Refueling Overhaul). Conclusion: The reporter got confused from all the acronyms being thrown around, and the editor didn't know enough about the subject either...

Going deep....

Update: Here's an article from the BBC, which includes a map. This is a nasty area in the autumn to try to do any personnel transfers in...


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