Disabled Submarines

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  1. Commons Hansard: 26 January 2007, Col.2071W.

    Disabled Submarine Evacuation

    Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 1 November 2006, what the timetable is for the completion of tests involving live goats of safe procedures for evacuating disabled submarines, with particular reference to the ‘safe-to-escape curve’; and if he will make a statement.

    Mr. Ingram: QinetiQ is contracted to carry out the research programme on behalf of MOD until March 2007. As part of the contract renewal process the MOD is currently reviewing the need for, and further scope of, further research involving live goats. This will include an assessment of the completeness of the data set required to construct a “safe-to-escape curve†that will meet our safety requirements. If the review concludes that the remaining uncertainty in our knowledge is unacceptable then the research programme will continue. We will examine alternative approaches to those currently undertaken but will use goats if no acceptable alternative is available.
     
  2. A sudden idea for a great solution to the problem of prison overcrowding springs to mind!!!!

    Want early release sonny.... fancy saving a goat? :grin:
     
  3. ... or getting rid of a few MPs. :roll: :roll: :wink:
     
  4. Goats, what the F**K. How the hell will a goat fit in the Fwd Escape, don an escape suit and then plug into the bibs system, oh and activate the mechanisms... the only thing the goat could do would be to eat the barley sugar sweets - if it could open them.... daft idea. Use Chimps - or even better ... unemployed wasters who will do anything for a tenner. And any that dont survive will make the gene pool a bit shallower!

    But honestly ... goats.... can someone please tell me why?
     
  5. Being welsh and still serving, any chance of using sheep. We dont mind doing the trials mid patrol (keep us amused any way!!!)
     
  6. You Welsh will do anything to get into a confined space with a sheep!! :shock:
    geoff(ers) :???:
     
  7. This stinks - I hope the papers get hold of it and the animal cruelty types.
     
  8. THIS HAS J U S T GOT TO BE A F......N WIND UP. !
    BUT....... I WOULDNT PUT ANYTHING PAST THIS GANG OF SPACED OUT *******.

    KEEP YER BUBBLE IN THE MIDDLE!
     
  9. I feel sorry for the disabled submarines... surely their role could reconfigured to make them able-boated again? :wink: :lol:
     
  10. Do you think they get wheel chairs and artificial fins
     
  11. You mean they don't? :shock:
     
  12. Guantanamo bay, full of candidates...
     
  13. How about disabled goats.... that would be a real challenge!
     
  14. If the Spanish can chuck donkeys off the tops of Bell Towers in the name
    of the Lord, then having Mister Billy Goat Gruff launched out of an Escape
    Tower is okay with me. No free ascents though - what d'you do with a bendy goat ? (They'd probably hold their breath all the way up!).
     

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