British nuclear submarine crew boiled to death in indian ocean

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  1. abhi_the _gr8_maratha

    abhi_the _gr8_maratha Senior Member Senior Member

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    The crew of a British nuclear
    submarine nearly boiled to death after
    its air conditioning system became
    clogged up – by crabs and barnacles, it
    emerged yesterday. HMS Turbulent
    was on a secret mission in the Indian
    Ocean when the cooling systems
    suddenly packed up.
    Crew members started collapsing at
    their controls as temperatures on
    board rocketed to 60C (140F). Eight
    became seriously ill and a further 18
    were suffering from heat stroke with
    no prospect of getting to land for help.
    The only way to get air was to surface
    and open the hatches but when the
    casualties were taken out on deck
    they faced sweltering exterior
    temperatures of 42C.
    Faced with a “catastrophic” loss of life
    commanding officer Ryan Ramsey
    decided the only way to save his 130-
    strong crew was to dive as quickly as
    possible.
    His plan worked and the 5,000-tonne
    Trafalgar Class sub began cooling
    down in the deeper and colder water.
     
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    why the you type like this.
     

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