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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2018 8:48 p.m. PST

"Lighting your own sub on fire, or setting a fire right next to one, seems like a pretty stupid, if not unbelievable way to execute a drill.

Videos began emerging overnight of what appeared to be a sizable fire on the frigid water at Russia's submarine base in Vladivostok. Three separate angles show thick black smoke rising from a blaze burning among docked Kilo class diesel-electric attack submarines. Shortly after the videos appeared, Russian media said the fire was part of a "damage control exercise" according to the Russian Navy.

Russia's semi-official news outlet TASS quoted the Russian Navy as stating:

"Exercises to extinguish a fire on the pier using imitation were conducted on the territory of the connection of the Pacific Fleet submarines among the personnel… The personnel coped with the [fire] excellent…"
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Come on!… (smile)


Munster23 Jan 2018 2:14 a.m. PST


honest, I wasn't smoking….

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2018 4:14 a.m. PST

Battery explosion/fire.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2018 9:40 a.m. PST



BenFromBrooklyn Inactive Member23 Jan 2018 10:26 a.m. PST

Nonsense. That much heat near that much steel is going to heat-stress the hull and all the structural elements within.
That is something you really, really, really ought not do to a hull that is supposed to go underwater, and the Russians know that.
Even if it appears undamaged, that sub will not (or should not) be diving until every weld has been tested.

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member23 Jan 2018 11:53 a.m. PST

The "imitation fire" drill was immediately followed by a "simulated casualty recovery" drill. Once completed, a "mock salvage" drill was conducted. The sub's crew was then sent to a 25-year long training school to further increase their usefulness to the fleet.

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2018 12:02 p.m. PST

+1 to zoneofcontrol.

Personal logo jhancock Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2018 4:15 p.m. PST

Is the training school located in the heart of Siberia? Bad place for submarine exercises not near any deep water!

Munster23 Jan 2018 8:39 p.m. PST

Don't you mean a good place…. after all the Kursk struggled even with shallow water…

john snelling28 Jan 2018 11:30 a.m. PST

They were just melting the ice around the sub. LOL!

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