Submarine crew nearly cooked alive after system failure

London: Dozens of sailors were overcome by heat exhaustion when temperatures rose dramatically on board a British nuclear submarine after a “catastrophic” air-conditioning failure.

Eight submariners were left in a “life-threatening condition” as temperatures on HMS Turbulent passed 60 degrees with 100 per cent humidity.

The previously undisclosed incident in the Indian Ocean has come to light three years later, after the commanding officer at the time gave a dramatic account of the crisis, saying that the situation had been so bad that he thought crew members were going to die.

Ryan Ramsey said: “I genuinely thought there was going to be a loss of life on board. People were going to die.” Continue reading