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Canadian distress

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posted on Oct, 5 2004 @ 11:03 AM
just heard on the radio (BBC 5live) that a Candian submarine is in ditress off the Eire coast

posted on Oct, 5 2004 @ 11:04 AM
Submarine issues call for help

A major rescue effort has been launched off the west coast of Ireland after a submarine, believed to be Canadian, radioed for assistance.
A Royal Air Force Nimrod has been diverted to the area and a search and rescue helicopter from the Royal Navy base in Ayrshire is on its way.

Efforts are being made to communicate with the submarine.

The vessel is not believed to be nuclear-powered or carrying nuclear warheads.

posted on Oct, 5 2004 @ 11:35 AM
A short story so I will post the entire article

Fire breaks out on Canadian submarine

Last Updated Tue, 05 Oct 2004 12:30:33 EDT

HALIFAX - A rescue effort is underway off of the west coast of Ireland after a Canadian military submarine with 56 people on board issued a distress call Tuesday.

Military officials in Halifax said a fire broke out on HMCS Chicoutimi about 425 kilometres west of Ireland, but has since been extinguished.

The sub surfaced and sent out a distress call at about 10:15 EDT. Emergency officials at Clyde responded.

Later the submarine sent out another message saying the fire was out, but the vessel needed a tug to the nearest port.

HMCS Chicoutimi, the latest addition to Canada's submarine fleet, was one of four Victoria-class submarines purchased from the British navy.

It left the Faslane base in Scotland on Saturday, and was expected to arrive in Halifax on Oct. 18.

From CBC News:

We have had many, many, MANY problems with these subs ever since we bought them from the British.

We should ask for our money back!!

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