Fire at U.S. nuclear submarine fire appeared from behind a vacuum cleaner

Fire at U.S. nuclear submarine fire was caused by vacuum cleaner

Fire on the U.S. nuclear submarine (NS) Miami, standing on repairs in dry dock a military shipyard in Portsmouth (Maine), there was a fire because of the vacuum cleaner, which took advantage of the workers.

This was said after the shipyard management of the preparatory investigation into the incident that occurred on May 23, as reported by ITAR-TASS.

"According to preliminary data, ignition appeared in the vacuum cleaner, which was used for the cleaning of the premises submarine after every shift, "- said in a statement.

Officially prerequisites incident Commission of the U.S. Navy will announce in two weeks.

Fire aboard Miami lasted 10 hours. Suffered a few people from the crew and fire brigades were destroyed command and residential sections.

Guns, including anti-ship missiles, "Harpoon" and cruise missiles "Tomahawk" at the time of the incident on board the submarine was not. Nuclear reactor boat was not in working condition and was not injured.

According to the Pentagon, repair Miami, the creation of which 22 years were spent back about 1 billion dollars, will cost more than 400 million dollars. Command of the Navy has not yet decided whether to be boat recovery.

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