Disabled Submarines

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.
 

snorko

Lantern Swinger
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?
 

theoldti

Lantern Swinger
Being welsh and still serving, any chance of using sheep. We dont mind doing the trials mid patrol (keep us amused any way!!!)
 

geoffg

Lantern Swinger
theoldti said:
Being welsh and still serving, any chance of using sheep. We dont mind doing the trials mid patrol (keep us amused any way!!!)
You Welsh will do anything to get into a confined space with a sheep!! :shock:
geoff(ers) :???:
 

bigbungy

Badgeman
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!
 
Always_a_Civvy said:
I feel sorry for the disabled submarines... surely their role could reconfigured to make them able-boated again? :wink: :lol:
Do you think they get wheel chairs and artificial fins
 

bigbaddog

Banned
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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