Oxygen system failed
One naval death was caused by a catastrophic failure of the submarine’s oxygen system, according to a secret UK report. Because of this the crew became victims of poison. It is being said that the captain of Chinese PLA Navy submarine ‘093-417’ and 21 more officers are also among the dead. Officially China has denied this incident. It is believed that China has also refused to accept the request for international help for its damaged submarine. The accident happened on 21st August
The UK report wrote about this fatal report in this way, ‘Intelligence reports that the submarine met with an accident while carrying out a mission in the Yellow Sea on 21 August. According to the report, this incident happened at 8.12 pm. This resulted in the death of 55 naval personnel including 22 officers, seven officer cadets, nine junior officers and 17 sailors. Captain Colonel Ju Yong-peng is also included in the dead. China’s Type 093 submarines have been part of the Navy for the last 15 years. It is 351 feet long and is equipped with torpedoes. Type 093 is one of China’s most modern submarines and has negligible noise.
What would have happened to the submarine?
China silent on the incident
So far, there has been no public confirmation of the suspected loss of the Chinese submarine. China has rejected speculations about the incident as ‘completely false’. While Taiwan has also denied the internet reports. The Royal Navy was also contacted to discuss the UK report but official sources declined to comment. This UK report is based on Defense Intelligence. According to a British submarine expert, this is likely to have happened and he suspects that China may have sought international support for obvious reasons.