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"And there are fires in the Russian fleet": British media on fire on the country's only supply vessel AUG

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"And there are fires in the Russian fleet": British media on fire on the country's only supply vessel AUG

On a British ship fleet RFA Fort Victoria caught fire while in the vicinity of Portland. This is the only supply vessel designed to resupply an aircraft carrier strike group.


In anticipation of the incident, Fort Victoria received a full shipment of fuel, ammunition and food supplies. During the incident, in addition to the ship's crew (230 people), local firefighters and an ambulance were called, four crew members were hospitalized, and the fire was contained without serious spread and extinguished.

Even the world's most advanced fleets are regularly hit by ship fires.

- writes the Navy Lookout edition, indicating that the French submarine FS Perle survived a major fire during repairs in June 2020, when the entire bow of the submarine was destroyed (it was decided to replace it with a section with a decommissioned FS Saphir of the same type).

In July 2020, the US Navy was forced to write off the 40-ton USS Bonhomme Richard UDC when it burned out, nearing the end of a major overhaul.

Serious fires also occurred in the Russian fleet, including at shipyards. Chinese too

- explain the British media, apparently calming themselves.

The situation is complicated by the fact that RFA Fort Victoria is, as already noted, the only supply vessel for the British AUG. In addition, it is the slowest in the aircraft carrier group - its speed is 20 knots. In this regard, it is planned to build three new supply vessels (around the end of the 2020s).

The last major fire in the Royal Navy occurred in November 2000. Then, aboard the landing ship HMS Fearless, which was in the Mediterranean Sea, the selfless efforts of the team managed to contain the fire in the power unit, preventing the loss of the ship.

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  1. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 13 May 2021 09: 17
    +4
    Serious fires also occurred in the Russian fleet, including at shipyards. Chinese too
    No fleet is immune from fires, fire is a common occurrence on any ship or ship. Every sailor who has been at sea for 10 years has burned at least twice.
    1. APASUS
      APASUS 13 May 2021 09: 25
      +7
      Quote: tihonmarine
      fire is a common occurrence on any ship

      Why would it suddenly? This is an emergency and quite serious.
      1. Victor_B
        Victor_B 13 May 2021 09: 30
        +5
        Quote: APASUS
        fire it common phenomenon on any ship or ship.

        Rather rare.
        Luckily.
        1. NIKN
          NIKN 13 May 2021 09: 45
          +1
          Fort Victoria received a full load Fuel, ammunition and food supplies.
          Specialists tell me, and that fuel is not supplied by tankers, this is a serious volume for a supply vessel.
          1. tihonmarine
            tihonmarine 13 May 2021 09: 53
            +2
            Quote: NIKNN
            Specialists tell me, and that fuel is not supplied by tankers, this is a serious volume for a supply vessel.

            Of course, fuel oil, IFO tankers, diesel can both, well, gasoline and oil supply vessels.
        2. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 13 May 2021 12: 01
          0
          Quote: Victor_B
          Rather rare.
          Luckily.

          But unfortunately not rare. Even if you look, you can see from the Russian Navy, not to mention the US and British navies. The same picture is in the commercial fleet. Earlier, in Soviet times, the MMF and MRKh came out with "Compilation of Accidents", and also the command staff drove all accidents at the technical minimum.
        3. antivirus
          antivirus 13 May 2021 18: 22
          +1
          even baths (with water in tubs and running water) burn ....................................... .................... and toilets of the "toilet" type
      2. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 13 May 2021 09: 49
        0
        Quote: APASUS
        Why would it suddenly? This is an emergency and quite serious.

        Any emergency fire starts small, and it is impossible to foresee how it will end.
        1. APASUS
          APASUS 13 May 2021 11: 42
          +1
          Quote: tihonmarine
          Any emergency fire starts small, and it is impossible to foresee how it will end.

          You somehow put it strange. We were fought for the cleanliness of the deck, and what would be the fire ................. so this is generally an emergency. I remember the endless training of the team, even at the dock in the port.
          1. tihonmarine
            tihonmarine 13 May 2021 12: 19
            -1
            Quote: APASUS
            I remember the endless training of the team, even at the dock in the port.

            It was precisely because of the fires that they trained most of all, I remember when, in the 70th year, in the MMF and MRH they introduced training separately from the technical minimum, according to the PTC courses for instructors with a mark in the medical book. Of course, there are fewer fires, but it is impossible to avoid completely. And the fires were both the death of ships and human lives. Most of the fires were under repair, well, you probably know yourself. After the collapse of the USSR, fires increased significantly.
    2. yehat2
      yehat2 13 May 2021 09: 51
      0
      Don't give matches to sailors! problem solved laughing
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 13 May 2021 15: 13
        0
        Quote: yehat2
        Don't give matches to sailors! problem solved

        I worked several years ago in a company, and on one steamer without matches, a pipe with a diesel engine broke through and right into the exhaust manifold. They sealed the MO, they gave gas and the tug was brought to Iceland, where the firemen opened the door to the MO, and it sounded like the steamer was completely burnt out.
        1. yehat2
          yehat2 13 May 2021 15: 49
          0
          yes, I understand that there are many reasons for fires. I thought the joke would be understandable.
          There was a very dangerous fire on an American aircraft carrier once because the pilot left his glasses in the sun, and they burned out a rag with gasoline.
          1. tihonmarine
            tihonmarine 13 May 2021 17: 37
            0
            Quote: yehat2
            I thought the joke would be understandable.

            Yes, of course I understood the joke, and I immediately decided to sweeten it.
    3. mikhail065
      mikhail065 13 May 2021 15: 04
      +2
      “Not a single fleet is insured against fires .. ,, Except for the Ukrainian one. laughing
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 13 May 2021 15: 15
        +1
        Quote: mikhail065
        “Not a single fleet is insured against fires .. ,, Except for the Ukrainian one.

        .... it doesn't burn or sink.
  2. K-50
    K-50 13 May 2021 09: 21
    +6
    "And there are fires in the Russian fleet": British media on fire on the country's only supply vessel AUG

    Is this, like, our fleet is accepted as a standard? belay
    On the one hand, it's nice, of course. on the other, so that we can do without fires.
  3. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 13 May 2021 09: 23
    +2
    We know they were burning! But the West needs to be more careful about fires, they have not started to burn much! One hope is for unbalanced local "deversants."
  4. Mouse
    Mouse 13 May 2021 09: 29
    +5
    Even the world's most advanced fleets are regularly hit by ship fires.

    Serious fires also occurred in the Russian fleet.

    admitted that Russia has an advanced fleet! albeit in this context ...
  5. dimy44
    dimy44 13 May 2021 09: 55
    +1
    There were fires in Russian, in Chinese ... Well, then yes, God himself ordered you!
  6. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 13 May 2021 09: 58
    +1
    On a modern ship, the ship has controls in all rooms. Surprisingly, they do not react to tobacco smoke! But if something doesn’t even catch fire, but just smolder immediately. there, how lucky.
    1. Krasnoyarsk
      Krasnoyarsk 14 May 2021 17: 55
      0
      Quote: tralflot1832
      Surprisingly, they don't react to tobacco smoke!

      It’s strange, but at us the fire-fighting system was checked. I called the smoker, I didn't smoke anymore, and after taking a puff he blew smoke towards the sensor. And the system worked if everything was connected correctly. I mean sensors with a fire station.
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 14 May 2021 18: 20
        0
        Maybe it all depends on the smoke detector. I'm not an expert in this. There were some fancy things, there was a board inside, there was a sign on one microcircuit, be careful of radiation. The crowd in the cabin didn't smoke, only a rag in the trash bin was smoldering, the CEO was like here: With a question: What are you doing here!
  7. aszzz888
    aszzz888 13 May 2021 10: 52
    0

    A fire broke out on a British naval vessel RFA Fort Victoria near Portland.
    ! Burn, burn clearly so that it does not go out! "(C). laughing
  8. Fedorovich
    Fedorovich 13 May 2021 11: 24
    -1
    It's okay, the queen has a lot.
  9. Evgeny Seleznev
    Evgeny Seleznev 15 May 2021 18: 52
    0
    Do not tell me the material on the supply vessels of the Russian Federation, it is very interesting to find out why the BDK and VTA were raped to secure a base in Syria.