Fire Aboard Australian Navy Submarine
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A fire broke out today onboard the Royal Australian Navy’s submarine, HMAS Waller, while sailing near the West Australian coast, according to the Australian Defence Magazine.
The accident passed without causalities due to timely emergency response actions, which were undertaken to extinguish the fire.
The submarine was at sea as part of her return to operations after a refit period.
HMAS Waller is the third of six Collins class submarines operated by the Navy, which was commissioned into the fleet in 1999. She is equipped with six 21-inch (530mm) torpedo tubes.
The case will be subjected to full investigation.
|HMAS WALLER (SSG 75) SPECIFICATIONS|
|Length||77.42 m (254.0 ft)|
|Beam||7.8 m (26 ft)|
|Draught||7 m (23 ft) at waterline|
|Displacement|| 3,051 tonnes (surfaced)
3,353 tonnes (submerged)
|Speed|| 10.5 knots (19.4 km/h; 12.1 mph) (surfaced and snorkel depth)
21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph) (submerged)
|Complement|| Originally 42 (plus up to 12 trainees)
Increased to 58 in 2009
|Status||In active service|
Naval Today Staff, February 27, 2014; Image: Wikimedia