Tuesday, May 31, 2005

I've always said that when we get into a war with the ChiComs

that I hope their military machinery is as cr@ppy as the stuff they sell in Wally-world.

I guess it is!

A Chinese Navy submarine stalled apparently after a fire broke out aboard the vessel while it was submerged in the South China Sea, sources close to the Japanese and U.S. defense authorities said Monday.

As of Monday afternoon, the submarine was being towed above the water in the direction of Hainan Island. The Japanese and U.S. governments have been monitoring the vessel, and it is unknown whether there were any casualties, the sources said.

Snip. . .

In 2003, all 70 crew members of a Ming-class submarine were killed in an accident caused by a mechanical malfunction.

The accident is believed to have been caused by a rapid decline in the amount of oxygen inside the submarine. China never disclosed the cause.

Via Fark

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