One sailor deadOctober 6 2004 at 9:55 PM
|BigE (no login)|
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Response to Good point...
The rescue team got close enough to airlift some ailing submariners, one of whom died by the time they got to land. Turns out it was a little worse than originally reported, and there is some extensive damage inside the sub. I even heard it may not be repairable!!
These subs are supposedly Britain's last, as the Royal Navy has phased them out in the post cold war era. We bought them as a means for better co-operation with the US Navy. However, they've been nothing but the butt of jokes. I was in a yacht race through Halifax harbour two weeks ago, where the subs are being kept for re-fits for the last number of years. There's a dock south of the Coast Guard HQ where 3 of them sit tied side-by-side collecting cormorant ****. Pretty useful equipment, eh?
I've always been of the opinion that if you are buying something that is important, you don't cheap and go for quality. If the cheapish Liberals wanted to take the sub program seriously, they should have went all out and ordered some brand spanking new ones from your guys.