10-05-2004, 03:39 PM #1
Why do you let your government piss away your money??
Operating diesel submarines!!!!.......give me a break
Navy must have been bored and needed some toys.
Tuesday, October 5, 2004 Posted: 2:41 PM EDT (1841 GMT)
LONDON, England -- Britain launched a rescue operation to recover the crew of a Canadian submarine after a fire on board the vessel in the Atlantic, the UK Ministry of Defense says.
The ministry said the British Coast Guard received a mayday call Tuesday morning from the HMCS Chicoutimi, a diesel-powered submarine, saying there was a fire on board.
Three people have been injured, none seriously, the ministry said.
Three ships are on the way to the submarine, which is about 100 miles northwest of Ireland, to pick up the 48-member crew. The ships are expected to arrive Wednesday morning.
"The cause of the fire has not yet been determined ... the submarine is currently without propulsion northwest of Ireland," a Canadian navy spokeswoman told Reuters.
It is not clear how much damage was suffered by the submarine, which is now on the surface of the Atlantic Ocean and is not moving, the ministry said.
The Chicoutimi -- one of four secondhand submarines which Canada bought from Britain -- was on its way to Canada when the fire broke out.
10-05-2004, 05:21 PM #2
Soo soo sad....
10-05-2004, 05:28 PM #3
Everybody knows not to buy used submarines from the British....
10-05-2004, 05:32 PM #4
The real question is why the heck are we wasting money on subs!
With the size of Canada, it's planes and heli's we need for our military (mostly for rescue operations), not stupid subs... what the heck do we need subs for anyways? Save a drowning beluga or something?
10-05-2004, 05:37 PM #5
We don't need a military, we have the States. We're an open border, they need us on their side as much as we need them.
10-05-2004, 08:24 PM #6Originally Posted by RoNNy THe BuLL
Thats why you shouldnt let our enemys aquire safe haven in your country. Your right though I dont see you guys needing much of a military. You guys are a pretty neutral state.
10-05-2004, 09:39 PM #7
In reality our military serves 2 functions...
1 - They are a rescue force... our country is so vast yet sparsely populated that when folks get in trouble in the middle of nowhere, it's the CanForces that often save the day.
2 - The main thing they do is fullfill our NATO defence and UN peace keeping commitments.
I have to admit that though our forces are not huge they do their work well. Historically though, the Canadian military has always had disproportionally high numbers of members for our low population per-capita (most people don't realize that Canada has a lower population than the state of California!)
10-05-2004, 11:00 PM #8Originally Posted by Red Ketchup
I sh1t you not, some people have said that the submarines are supposed to be used for keeping terrorists out and CATCHING ILLEGAL FOREIGN FISHING VESSELS. F@ck, how about funding the Coast Guard properly so they can do that like it's supposed to. Umm, not that I have an interest in that....
10-05-2004, 11:53 PM #9LORDBLiTZ Guest
Fuk the canadian govt. They're a waste of skin.
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but lets remember that the only reason you get to be that way and spend that money on silly social programs is because big brother does it for you
10-06-2004, 12:16 PM #11LORDBLiTZ GuestOriginally Posted by CYCLEON
LOL, and we bite the hand that feeds too
10-06-2004, 12:51 PM #12Originally Posted by CYCLEON
After all we're such an appealing target... (if you like freezing cold empty land where if the weather or large animals don't kill you, the insects or politicians will bleed you dry).
10-06-2004, 05:34 PM #13Originally Posted by Red Ketchup
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