Taiwan NT $ 30,000 reward on behalf of your search for the missing fishermen torpedo
2003 年 Dragon submarine exercises off the coast of Ilan, a torpedo fired after lost contact.
lost contact for several hours was found lying on the Lize torpedo beach, blanket wrap torpedo naval personnel to ensure safety.
BEIJING, June 15, according to Taiwan’s “United Daily News” reported on Friday Taiwan Dragon Navy submarine off the coast of the implementation in the left camp, “Whale Hunting” exercise, an explosives operation did not install mine ( Training with a torpedo), disappeared without a trace after the launch, after four days of air and sea search is still nil. Active military issued a press release last night, called upon the fishermen took Alerts While this “reintroduction” torpedo, and reposition itself in offering a reward of thirty thousand yuan prize of NT.
According to reports, this is not the first occurrence of Taiwan’s naval “torpedo released” event. Taiwan 2003, “Han Kuang 19 exercise” during the Dragon submarines off the coast of the armed forces in joint exercises in Ilan, a mine warfare (combat torpedo) because of suspected lead fracture, lost contact after injection, the number of Lize found lying on the beach after hours.
However, the last difference is that the torpedo has not lost to four days found; but Taiwan’s military emphasis, mine operations and mine warfare is different from mine operations is not loaded explosives, non-explosive, no safety concerns. The military also called for ships operating in the waters near the found or salvaged if the mine operation, notified as soon as possible.
It is understood that the Taiwan military by the Fleet Command and the combat system factory project team composed of the investigation, the current analysis may have two kinds of situations, one torpedo voltage is a problem in itself, and second, when the wire injection broken, but everything must be confirmed until after the torpedo found.
It was pointed out, SUT twenty inch diameter heavy torpedoes, about five or six meters, the appearance of dark green mine warfare, mine operation is orange. Operating mine is not loading explosives, and installation of guide lights to facilitate the master track, designed for positive buoyancy, once the wires break automatically float, floating drill will be completed to facilitate the recovery of re-use.
According to reports, Taiwan’s Sword Dragon-class submarine used by the SUT heavy torpedoes, a total of more than seventy pieces, the amount of more than thirty billion Taiwan dollars. To ensure follow-up maintenance and component sources, the military has been the case as confidential, never to confirm or comment.