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Nuclear Submarines: Fires

Defence written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of Angus Robertson Angus Robertson Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Defence), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has commissioned a review of fire safety on submarines following the recent fire aboard the submarine USS Miami.

Photo of Peter Luff Peter Luff The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The Ministry of Defence has a strict regime to manage fire safety on submarines. This includes the routine assessment of all fire incidents on board Royal Navy ships and submarines, as well as those fire incidents reported by foreign navies. The recent fire on board the USS Miami will be assessed in accordance with these processes, with lessons being identified and taken forward as appropriate.

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