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.)

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Chicoutimi Update

This article from discusses the difficulties involved in getting a tow line over to the stricken sub. I'm not exactly sure how the tow line works on the Upholder class, but I assume they hook on to the cleats on deck. The danger of this method, of course, is that going on deck in heavy seas is inherently dangerous. Some subs have a connection for a tow line built into the sail, which eliminates this danger. I'm still surprised at the "worsening" condition of one of the smoke inhalation casualties who was evacuated yesterday. I'm wondering the personnel transfer didn't go horribly wrong, and we'll get more information later. Until then, we can only pray for the safety of the remainder of the crew.

Update: According to this article, she's now under tow and heading towards port at about 3 knots... should be in port on Sunday.


Post a Comment

<< Home