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

Fire on Canadian Submarine

This article from CBC News indicates that a fire onboard HMCS Chicoutimi is out, but the submarine needs a tug to return to port. As I discussed below, this sub is the ex-HMS Upholder, which was transferred to Canada this weekend. Since they need a tug even though the fire is out, my uneducated guess is that it was some sort of electrical-related fire having to do with the propulsion complex... or, it could have been a lube oil fire. For now, I just hope that everyone aboard is safe. More as I hear about it.
Staying at PD...

Update: Here's an article from the National Post. Luckily, it looks like no one's hurt seriously. Recent articles say they're "dead in the water" but still have some electrical power; unsure if they're snorkling or not, so they may just be on battery power. Will continue to monitor...


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