…the number of fires reported aboard British nuclear submarines over the past three years. “Any one of these fires could have had catastrophic consequences and the frequency of these incidents raises the most serious safety concerns,” the Scottish National Party’s Westminster leader and defense spokesman Angus Robertson said. “We are not talking about a one-off incident, but a whole diary of near-disasters.”
A simple statistic: Since Great Britain has only 11 nuclear-powered submarines (7 SSNs + 4 SSBNs = 11), either
– 10 of them are perfectly well preserved, except only one, which burned 30 times in the last 3 years (that's 10 times a year = that's almost once every month. I suggest that the Royal Navy outsources the maintenance of this one submarine to civilians),
– E-V-E-R-Y S-I-N-G-L-E British, nuclear-powered submarine burned already ~ 3 times in the last 3 years. This means that every single British submarine burns on average ONCE PER YEAR under water!
But that's FAR WORSE than the condition of the ex-Soviet subs was, and these were widely reputed to be extremely unsafe back in their days, almost a joke! Well, at least the British publish the true number of dangerous incidents aboard their subs...