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Connecticut nuclear submarine incident forces the US Navy to reconsider approaches to submarine navigation

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Underwater Officials fleet The US Navy said that the "navigation stop" does not entail the termination of the activities of all submarines of the US Navy, but involves the implementation of a number of procedures for the revision of navigation. In particular, submarine crews will review navigation planning, operations, and risk management by learning the lessons learned from the Connecticut accident in the South China Sea. The temporary suspension of navigation is reported in a joint statement by Vice Admiral William Huston, Submarine Commander, and Rear Admiral Jeffrey Jablon, Pacific Submarine Commander.


Experts argue that maintaining a submarine's stealth is not easy, and even harder in the South China Sea. The USS Connecticut crashed into an underwater rock due to the difficult topography of the South China Sea, but we should not rule out errors in the navigation of the American fleet. No wonder Admiral Houston clarified that the fleet will work on the lessons of the collision of the Connecticut nuclear submarine with an underwater object. The data is being checked whether this underwater rock was even plotted on the navigation chart of the submarine fleet.

At the same time, the American commander noted the high standards that the US Navy sets for candidates for filling positions on submarines. Therefore, one should not focus on the possible human factor: the crews of American submarines, the admiral says, are staffed with real professionals. At the same time, the commander, watchman and two more servicemen from the submarine have already been relieved of their posts. The command still noted that there was a certain share of the fault of the senior officers of the submarine in the incident.

At the same time, the US Navy emphasizes that they took it very seriously history with the collision of the Connecticut submarine. After all, it speaks of the presence of certain problems in the field of underwater navigation, and these problems need to be resolved as soon as possible. As US Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro noted, the oceans are a very dangerous environment, and the Navy bears full responsibility for operations in the ocean depths.

In addition, do not forget that the cost of repairing a submarine after such a collision will be very high. That is, the fleet suffered serious financial damage due to navigation errors. The cost of the submarine is about $ 3 billion, and the US Navy is unlikely to want such expensive submarines to find themselves in such, to put it mildly, unpleasant situations. Therefore, the American naval forces took care of the issues of adjusting the navigation plans.
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  1. alex neym_2
    alex neym_2 18 November 2021 09: 33
    +3
    Let them worry, and we will build one more underwater rock! How is it that mattress toppers have not yet "guessed" that this rock is the work of Russians?
    1. ghby
      ghby 18 November 2021 09: 37
      +2
      Quote: aleks neym_2
      yastyaokopseb ttsu

      wow some new language ...
      1. alex neym_2
        alex neym_2 18 November 2021 09: 40
        +2
        I'm not the only one facing this.
      2. 76SSSR
        76SSSR 18 November 2021 09: 49
        +2
        Quote: ghby
        wow some new language ...

        ttsuP

        It looks like encryption ... I came across in due time, I'll try to shake the old days ... "ttsuP" ... "тwarm тoomatous soup"... Hmm, it’s some kind of garbage. Okay, I'll show it to my fellow encryptors in the evening.
        1. dedusik
          dedusik 18 November 2021 10: 09
          +2
          The decoder answers - Let them worry.
        2. alex neym_2
          alex neym_2 18 November 2021 10: 42
          +2
          I'll show you! Decipher my secret code and all the mattress covers, do you understand, stand on your ears - rip the roof off ...
          1. Vladimir Mashkov
            Vladimir Mashkov 18 November 2021 13: 39
            -1
            Is it possible on the topic of the article? smile
            American admirals argue that, although "there is a certain amount of fault of senior submarine officers in the accident," "the crews of American submarines are staffed with real professionals" of "high standards"! Presumably, according to the American command basic the culprit of the collision is an underwater rock that unexpectedly grew on the "Connecticut" path! laughing
            1. Alex777
              Alex777 18 November 2021 14: 45
              0
              But on the topic of the article, it is still clear:
              US submarines no longer fly supersonic.
              It is expensive and troublesome. The tail may fall off.
              Well, everything is as usual. laughing
            2. Reserve buildbat
              Reserve buildbat 19 November 2021 21: 09
              +1
              The rock suddenly "as it jumps out, as it jumps out, shreds will go through the back streets"! laughing
    2. Cron
      Cron 18 November 2021 09: 38
      -2
      Quote: aleks neym_2
      yastyaokopseb ttsu

      What should they worry about?
    3. knn54
      knn54 18 November 2021 10: 27
      +2
      Add paddles. Saving fuel resources. Yes, and a gym is not needed. They are irreplaceable when you need to stealthily approach the territorial waters of the enemy.
      PS "yastyaokopseb ttsuP"
      Someone (from the technical support of the VO site), learned Russian, but the "habit" (to write from right to left) remained.

      1. alex neym_2
        alex neym_2 18 November 2021 11: 13
        0
        A subtle hint of fat circumstances? Accepted! But for now I will use my code until the brains of the mattress mats boil ...
    4. prior
      prior 18 November 2021 10: 36
      0
      The secret anti-submarine object "South China Rock" was recognized as successful and put into service. laughing
    5. Maz
      Maz 18 November 2021 10: 55
      +2
      Shos Menet suggests that it was possible to implement the construction of a phantom object as applied to the aquatic environment and the American sensors and navigation system, and thus introduce misinformation into the positioning systems of the American submarine. As a result, at the GKP, the boats made the wrong decision when controlling the movement under water, considering that according to the instruments there was no rock in that place. Famously, if it's true. Why not? Electronic warfare quite nicely builds a non-existent object and takes missiles aside, creating phantom data ... And we are ahead of the rest of the planet under water. And the secret cables are tyrim 4 km at a time, and the F-35 we put on the bottom and the GI detachment is nowhere more secret laughing
  2. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 18 November 2021 09: 42
    +4
    and the US Navy is unlikely to want such expensive submarines to find themselves in such, to put it mildly, unpleasant situations.

    From time immemorial, accidents on the seas have been and will be, no matter what the most modern navigation and safety technologies are used on ships.
    1. Lynx2000
      Lynx2000 18 November 2021 10: 15
      +1
      Quote: tihonmarine
      and the US Navy is unlikely to want such expensive submarines to find themselves in such, to put it mildly, unpleasant situations.

      From time immemorial, accidents on the seas have been and will be, no matter what the most modern navigation and safety technologies are used on ships.


      The Americans analyzed the causes of accidents for certain periods of time, as they believe that the experience of operating submarines with nuclear power plants in the US Navy suggests that their accident rate is associated with the following main reasons (expressed as a percentage of the causes of accidents):
      navigation - about 49%;
      accidents of energy equipment, including nuclear installations - up to 31%;
      explosions and fires, including incidents with ammunition - about 16%;
      accidents for other reasons - 4%.

      They themselves concluded that the largest number of accidents was caused by navigation reasons, including violation of navigation safety, loss of the situation by operators in difficult hydrological conditions, errors in the use of technical means, unregulated activities of nuclear submarines in the coastal regions of other states.
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 18 November 2021 10: 54
        +1
        Quote: Lynx2000
        They themselves drew the conclusion that the largest number of accidents was caused by navigation reasons, including violation of navigation safety,

        So on the seas at all times this led to the greatest accident rate. And there is no getting away from this, as well as from the weather. Well, this constant chatter at all times and in all maritime countries, and there is no escape from it either.
        Under the USSR, in the MMF and the MRH, collections "Analysis of accidents and incidents" were published monthly, these issues were in the first place in the technical field, they gathered officers and mechanics sitting on a whip for weekly classes, and BZHS was taken as a separate subject.
        And what, the accident rate has decreased? As it was, it remained with me for 50 years, although there have been no classes for 25 years, and collections are not published.
  3. 28st region
    28st region 18 November 2021 09: 48
    +2
    It is advisable to walk only over depressions from 7000 m and below. double benefit will not collide with the rock and in the case of broads the reactor will plunge deep, there will be no contamination of the water area
    1. K298rtm
      K298rtm 18 November 2021 10: 32
      0
      1. I will not advise "partners" anything. I will only note that one should not (especially in peacetime) neglect security for the sake of secrecy.
      2. We crashed into an underwater obstacle (or object) and all the secrecy ended there (we had to surface in the NP and go to Guam).
      3. The use of high-frequency g / a means of illumination of the near situation slightly reduces the secrecy of the pl (in the AB these means are used constantly).
      1. Serge-667
        Serge-667 18 November 2021 12: 24
        +1
        But to me, it seems, it terribly seems that there was a banal discrepancy of the place ...
        Now everyone is used to gadgets.
  4. SKVichyakow
    SKVichyakow 18 November 2021 10: 52
    0
    Now they will not tell the lighthouses and reefs to change their course, in order to avoid a collision with the US Navy, and take upon themselves all the consequences arising from non-compliance with their decree.
  5. APASUS
    APASUS 18 November 2021 10: 52
    +1
    Maybe it seems to me, but they have the same type of accidents in NATO? Overconfidence always leads to failure
  6. Product8
    Product8 18 November 2021 18: 19
    0
    USS Connecticut crashed into an underwater rock due to the difficult topography of the South China Sea
    The real reason is a collision with a standing element of Chinese FOSS.
    They wrote almost immediately.
    Confirmation of Kravchenko - the former NSh and the former chief of the SF Shtefanov. Indirectly, but confirmation.
    The navigational group was not touched. Definitely not a navigation error.