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Possible causes of the explosion on the submarine "Sindurakshak"

The incident with the submarine Sindurakshak of the Indian Navy as a result of which an explosion occurred on board a submarine located in the port of Mumbai, the victims of which were 18 people could be caused by one of four reasons, or a complex of reasons, a source in the Russian Federation told Thursday. shipbuilding industry.

"Among the possible causes of the most likely sabotage, leakage of hydrogen from the battery well, violation of the rules of work on equipment, technical failure of one of the systems," - he said.

“There is an assumption that in this tragic incident there was a superposition of the second and third reasons, that is, it seems that the Indians could have combined operations for loading ammunition and charging batteries, which is strictly prohibited,” the expert said. “When loading ammunition, all systems are de-energized , hatches between compartments are battened down; when charging batteries, the hatches, on the contrary, open to provide ventilation. ”

When batteries are charged at the quay wall, “the electrolyte boils more intensively than when they are charged from diesel engines during a hike, respectively, more intensive hydrogen evolution occurs.” All these processes take place in the nose compartment. “There are hydrogen after burners, but they could not cope with the allocated volume of gas,” the expert said. “All this is only an assumption, accurate conclusions can be made only on the basis of the work of the commission to investigate the causes of the incident,” the expert emphasized.

According to Indian data, published on Thursday by the Times of India newspaper, there were three explosions aboard the submarine: first one small, then almost simultaneously two powerful explosions, after which a fire broke out on the boat and it sank. This indirectly confirms the expert's version, according to which hydrogen first exploded, then they could detonate ammunition.

On Thursday, it also became known that the Russian batteries on the boat were replaced by Indian batteries at the request of the customer. “In the course of the average repair and modernization of the Sindurakshak submarine, carried out at Zvezdochka, at the request of the customer, the batteries produced by St. Petersburg Electrotäga were replaced with Indian-made batteries,” the agency source said.
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  1. SmacXnumx
    SmacXnumx 19 August 2013 09: 44
    All these causes of the accident, the version of our experts will see what the Indians say.
    1. Denis
      Denis 19 August 2013 10: 20
      Quote: Smac111
      All these causes of the accident, the version of our experts will see what the Indians say.

      Debriefing should go together with our specialists.
    2. eplewke
      eplewke 19 August 2013 15: 38
      The Indians have their hands grow out of the wrong place - and the Russians will be to blame ... fool
  2. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov 19 August 2013 09: 44
    Hindus obviously messed up ..
    1. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 19 August 2013 11: 51
      Quote: MIKHAN
      Hindus obviously messed up ..

      not the fact that they messed up yet. the sabotage has not yet been discarded. judging by everything here thirty flutters.
      1. Chicot 1
        Chicot 1 19 August 2013 22: 24
        Quote: MIKHAN
        Hindus obviously messed up

        Quote: Geisenberg
        not a fact ... the diversion has not yet been discarded

        In any case, it's uniform gouging...

        The crew, people are sorry ...
  3. Kibalchish
    Kibalchish 19 August 2013 09: 46
    It's a shame that the curved-handed Indians have screwed up, and now we have to clean up. I follow the Western press and forums. There they are already raising the topic of "dangerous Russian boats". They say, they would have bought ours, this would not have happened.
  4. Kibalchish
    Kibalchish 19 August 2013 09: 47
    By the way, who knows how to reset the number of warnings on this site? Or are they reset to zero once a year? Write in a personal, please.
  5. Imigrantt
    Imigrantt 19 August 2013 10: 09
    hi From donkey to Ferrari - oil painting! We decided to carry out the implementation of the Kama Sutra with military equipment - unsuccessfully !!! laughing
    1. ziqzaq
      ziqzaq 19 August 2013 10: 42
      Quote: Imigrantt
      From donkey to Ferrari - oil painting! We decided to carry out the implementation of the Kama Sutra with military equipment - unsuccessfully !!!

      Exactly say, found how to name the ship:
      Sin-do.u.r.a.k-shak directly .....
      I feel sorry for people ......
  6. Hey
    Hey 19 August 2013 10: 40
    As you name the boat, it will sail.
    You can not call Russian boats words in which there are indecent combinations of letters or sounds. ("SINDURAKshak") Here the boat was offended.
  7. Ulysses
    Ulysses 19 August 2013 11: 08
    The placement of the battery pit in the torpedo compartment is in itself debatable.
    But when the instructions and instructions for hazardous work are violated, wait for trouble.
    Moreover, the "first bell" for the Indians rang back in 2010.
  8. sak1969
    sak1969 19 August 2013 22: 14
    As you call a boat, so it will sail!
    Whose is this Sin_durak_shak ...?