HMS Tireless BOI report released

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  1. hackle

    hackle Badgeman Moderator

    LINK - BOI report (PDF) via that page


    PS Link corrected. Also, please note sgtpepperband's later comment.

    Tributes have quite rightly been paid to the whole Ship's Company of HMS Tireless over this very difficult incident. US forces, especially the helicopter pilot who volunteered to do the casevac at night over the ice cap, were also thanked and NASA have been particularly helpful with the scientific investigation.
  2. Read it earlier on the signal. Sad business and hopefully one that won't be repeated.

  3. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Only the BoI is concluded; further criminal investigations are ongoing...
  4. I carnt get the link to work.

    is it correct ?
  5. thanks mate :thumright:
  6. Failure

    Todays Times

    Looks like cost cutting, failure to supervise stores and lack of any kind of mangement has led to the deaths of these two young lads.

    This is the Navy who's PR department tell us how expert and professional they are.

  7. I take it this is a different design of O2 generator than that in the O Boats?
  8. The old brass generators were removed a good few years ago, and these stand-alone Self-Contained Oxygen Generators are quite different.

    They come in a square (with rounded corners) tin, with vents a relief and a fitting for the firing cartridge concealed under a sealed cover, which is removed before use. They have thermally insulated holders to house them when in use, but do not need to be in these holders to operate.
  9. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Due to professional integrity I am unable to contribute further to this thread; suffice to say this matter is ongoing.
  10. Not necessarily cost cutting but normal stores management gone wrong. These Candles have a long service life; about 10 years, and it would be normal to take A1 returns back on Store charge. The clever part is distinguishing Serviceable from Repairable and not treating them as hazardous scrap. The allegedly falsified paperwork is truly a worry.

    On the Today programme at 0830A (ish), V Adml Soar was speaking about the equipment failure, stressing that he's also a former sun dodger. (Note, that URL will change before Tomorrow's programme goes out)

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