Survivors said the Russian nuclear submarine accident was too late when the person wearing a gas mask
Russian Akula II of an accident-class nuclear attack submarines in the Russian newspaper reporter
“That night, when the nuclear submarine news of a serious accident of occasion, many Russians are deeply shocked and some people began to eat sedatives, and some people just drank vodka. everyone is plagued by a question: Is it a new ‘Kursk’ disaster? “
11 10 May, the Russian newspaper “Komsomolskaya Pravda” of space with three full-page disclosure of the Russian Pacific Fleet submarine accident-related circumstances.
While the Russian army to accelerate the pace of modernization, the Russian Navy’s four cruise on the occasion, the ship has not been included in the sequence of the new navy nuclear submarine accident occurred so that the Russian people once again plunged into anxiety. Russian media began to ask a question for many years the old question – “Why?”
Freon into the lungs causing life-threatening disaster
According to Russian media reported, yet equipped with the Navy’s “seal” nuclear submarine in the local time at 20:30 on the 8th or so in the Japan Sea trials of an accident.
an accident investigators said the accident occurred when the submarine’s automatic fire extinguishing system started without permission, I and II tanks to the instantaneous release of a large number of Freon, causing the cabin 20 people died, including three soldiers and 17 technical personnel. There are also 21 people injured.
Russian nuclear submarine accident investigators said on Monday that, according to preliminary identification, 8 nuclear submarine accident victims and cause of death was lung due to inhalation of Freon.
It is reported that a total of 208 submarine, of which 81 were soldiers, others Amur shipyard and collaborative enterprise workers.
11 11 is Primorsky Territory for the nuclear submarine accident victims to determine the day of mourning. Krai territory of the Russian Federation flag to be flown at half mast, and recommended that cultural institutions and broadcasters to cancel entertainment events and entertainment.
Khabarovsk Krai Chief Executive Victor Isa Aliyev 10, said nuclear submarine accident in Komsomolsk Amur River every nationality families of the victims will be 100,000 rubles in compensation, also announced that 12 Khabarovsk day of mourning, buried the victims.
present, trouble-free nuclear submarine has docked at the temporary stop to the southern coastal states.
nuclear fuel does not leak
Russian official sources, the accident did not occur in the fuel leak, radiation data tests normal. Russian newspaper “Komsomolskaya Pravda” reported that 10 of the reactor compartment and the main work boat cabin in good condition, no damage. This seven years ago, “Kursk” and lose everything than to seem “lucky number.”
strongest attack of the Russian Navy nuclear submarine
According to Russian media reports, the incident of the submarine as “Cheetah”, is “Akula II “class attack submarine, the Russian Navy reportedly the most secretive, most powerful attack submarine. “Cheetah” nuclear submarine began construction in 1991, due to shortage of funds has been interrupted for about 10 years.
reportedly revealed that the submarine incident in the local time at 11:00 on November 8 the water began to try sailing. At 3:30 on November 9 to 4 pm, when the submarine dive to 80 meters water depth, the submarine first compartment and second compartment fire protection system is a problem. At this time the Russian navy dispatched to the incident area to carry anti-submarine warships and carrier-based helicopter rescue ship. At 4:30 on November 9 to 5, the floating up to surface the submarine incident, the Russian Navy helicopters picked up the four seriously wounded, rushed to the ships of other injuries and remains of the victims picked up from the submarine . November 9, the submarine incident into the temporary military port of call.
“Komsomolskaya Pravda” reported that survivors Li Fuke said he was lying in bed when suddenly freon spray to him, and then I lost consciousness. Ansha Cove injured, said the submarine everyone with gas masks, some people and it would be Freon “drowned”, some people are too scared not had time to put on gas masks, and some people get in the way to its suspected throw it aside.
accident is still under speculation stage
two days, the Russian media and experts are guessing the direct cause of the accident occurred and the underlying causes.
Russian shipbuilding engineers that have led to the tragedy may be two reasons: Perhaps the nuclear submarine in the heat sensor failure, the cabin temperature has increased slightly on to the fire alarm standards, which started the fire extinguishing system; Some people smoking in the cabin, new equipment has instantaneous response of the smoke, then locked the door, Freon consume oxygen, causing loss of suffocation.
So why the crew to wear oxygen masks at the time of the incident is not it? The engineer said, the alarm may be delayed, perhaps not directly release any freon the alarm. For the latter presumably, there is a proof. One expert said in an interview: “In case there is no fire, no fire alarm system directly boot other words, there is no alarm sound.”
Russian maritime technical experts Yi Lali Aonuo Fu said that even if the police, could not escape the robbery, because there are too many do not receive professional training in non-military personnel. They do not have enough time to run out. According to the Operation Manual, alarm once the alarm, the operator should immediately put all the personal breathing apparatus. Does not exclude those non-military personnel do not have the equipment, and, if any, they may not use.
nuclear submarine accident, the report also criticized the overload set sail. Nuclear submarine when the accident occurred on the 208, including 81 Russian sailors. The submarine was only 73 normal rated establishment.
“professional experience may also be weak because”
Far East Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, director of technical research fellow Marine and former Navy retired Col. Gennady Iraq拉里奥诺夫 that the accident may be due to too much emphasis on automation of these submarines, and during the test due to organizational problems. In his view, was in the submarine pilot staff expertise is weak, it may be one cause of the accident.
Illarionov said that the accident pilot’s organization from the side that doing a good job. This is a systemic problem. Usually during the trial or acceptance military submarines from the hands of the manufacturer the most susceptible to accidents. In a large number of military submarines, civilian personnel and experts gathered, it is difficult to effectively do the organizational work. He recalled that in Soviet times, every year for the Navy shipyard 3-5 submarines, and now it is five years to produce one. People have forgotten the security problems, loss of expertise. He believes that the Russian Navy lost the professionals in the field and valuable experience, is the underlying cause of the accident.
clarify the truth needs time
According to Russian media reports, at present, the Russian media reporters such as the submarine docked pier interview, must apply for special permit, or anyone can not close the terminal.
According to Russian presidential press service said Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov immediately after the accident, reported to President Dmitry Medvedev situation. Dmitry Medvedev instructed Serdyukov investigate the cause and full pension victims’ families. Deputy Secretary of Defense and the Navy Commander in Chief Cole Markov Vysotsky has flown Primorye submarine station to start the investigation.
course, in order to fully unlock all the mysteries surrounding this incident, the Russian people need to be patient.
newspaper MOSCOW, Nov. 11 (Xinhua)