Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Drunk Fishermen Hit Nuclear Sub!

Drunk Russian Fishermen Crash in to Nuclear Sub
We don't see a lot of Russian fishing stories, but when we do, the are often doozies!  Take for example the boatload of drunk fishermen who crashed in to a nuclear submarine at Avachino Bay on the far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula on Wednesday according to the Interfax news agency.

Apparently the submarine's crew had seen the approaching fishing boat and tried to warn it of the imminent collision, but the vessel ignored the signals. Interfax reported that a navy inspection team checked the trawler and found all of its crew drunk.

A Russian Pacific Fleet spokesman  said that the incident caused no injuries and inflicted only "insignificant" damage to the anchored submarine and that there was no radiation leak. Imagine the insurance claim form for that one!

1 comment:

  1. Our Fishing Charters insurance would definitely NOT cover us for ramming a sub. We actually had a submarine surface not too far from where we were fishing just off the coast in Adelaide a couple of years ago.