DL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 74
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1518 times:
I hope that we are able to help the Russians get their men out of that sub safely.
190 meters is a bit deep for free ascent if you plan on freeing the men inside the sub. The divers who can operate at that depth are using a hydrox mix and understand that if they spend any time at that depth they are in for serious trouble later in live.
I understand that the British and Japanese are sending equipment as well. Do the RVs we plan on using have the ability to lift or provide O2 to the other vehicles.
I'll pray for it.
Aviation connection. Are they still using C-5s to transport the DSRV's or are they now using C-17s?
AirRyan From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2532 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1518 times:
I was just reading the article, sounds like the USAF C-5 won't even leave San Diego until 1330 EDT, and then will truck the submersible to a ship. Something tells me that the crew might just not have enough air. 7 people in that small little sub seems like a little too many, and certainly doesn't help the oxygen situation at this time, either. I thought the Navy had rescue equipment like staged and ready to go for situations like this? I was under the impression that all that needed to be done was get a C-5, crew, and gas over to the airfield and the sub loaded up and it was ready to go? They may not be US Sailors but I'd like to think the US Navy and AF are moving at the same speed regradless.
SATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1461 times:
Quoting AirRyan (Reply 3): I was under the impression that all that needed to be done was get a C-5, crew, and gas over to the airfield and the sub loaded up and it was ready to go?
It sounds like that's exactly what they're doing... Seeing as how this story broke overnight here in the U.S. they're doing pretty good to already have a crew & C-5 at San Diego. Figure four and half hours to load & gas (based on DSRV, not sure how tough to load these ROVs are) and they are doing real well to be wheels up at 1330EDT....