Eekula class nuclear submarine in the Sea of ??Japan near the trials before the incident occurred (Figure)
Data Figure: Russian Akula Class -2 “Cheetah No.” nuclear submarine trials
Global Times special correspondent in Russia Liang Xiaoyi report: November 8, the Russian nuclear submarine in the Pacific test the waters for navigation, fire control system due to unexpected failures, leading to more than 20 people dead, the victims including the staff of the submarine manufacturer and sailors. According to the latest news, this submarine is the Nerpa (Editor’s Note: Akula class) attack submarine, the Sea of ??Japan in Russian waters in the accident.
according to RIA Novosti reported on November 9, Russian Navy Assistant Commander, Colonel De Jialuo November 8, said in an interview: “As the fire system illegal start, 20 people were killed.” However, Germany Garo nuclear submarine accident that the Colonel did not type and site of the incident.
according to RIA Novosti learned from the Amur shipyard, the vessel is a factory-made accident “Nerpa” nuclear submarine, was sailing in the waters of the Sea of ??Japan Russia test accident. According to the relevant plant personnel revealed: “At present, the (accident) nuclear submarine has docked at the base of the coastal region temporary parking, Moscow Committee, Pacific Fleet Committee and the Military Prosecutor’s Office, where staff have come to deal with related issues.”
Russia News Agency article said, “Nerpa” nuclear submarine in the end of October has started to experiment and widely media attention. Last week, it conducted its first nuclear submarine into the water test.
RIA Novosti interview shipbuilding experts believe that the vessel has not been used as combat readiness, its a major accident should bear the main responsibility of the shipyard, the crew in the accident only with tester’s identity, but does not rule out an accident The reason is caused by human factors. Experts say: “may be problems with the program, it may be operational problems, leading to the fire system in the illegal start.”