calripson wrote:The perfect time to create an incident like this is when flammable coatings/paint are being applied - a simple gel capsule containing the correct catalyst left in a container calculated to dissolve and ignite in a few hours. Why those material would be left next to the ship and unattended at night is beyond me other than pure laziness. Why there isn't a 24/7 security detail also beyond me. Why they aren't working 24 hour shifts for a ship laid down in 2013 also beyond me.
The laziness factor is more realistic then conspiracy theories. I've heard those before, something about two towers... and an inside job?
And yes epoxys resins and paints which are acrylic or polyester based resins are highly flammable.
Laziness is common. Remember lot of these workers are working long shifts and end late.
They are tired at the end of shift cycle and can become complacent. Plenty of times I've left gelcoats lying around my plugged in welder, or welding nearby to paint and wood. Yeah not the smartest but when theres loads of these things lying around and you're trying getting the job done complacency settles in and mistakes happen so it's best to be organized and clean at the end of shift maybe stop work by an hour or 2 to go over what seems like a menial task that can save a project like this one.
In the end it's a mistake. Many people are desperate for Russia to build its navy in 6 months but given the situation I dont think it's a priority. In any case 1 less frigate is like a drop of water in the grand scheme of things.
In fact buiniy was laid down. The biggest consequence of this is that it will take a most a year to catchup to the phase they were on Provorniy, as the hull is fine. So they need to clean up, and resume work. It's an accident I don't understand why people are literally having cardiac arrhythmia over a fire which did not kill anyone or totally trash a good hull.
They still have to investigate and in the end we will see whether it was left over paints/chemicals, fuel soaked rag, welder, some sort of inside job, or the second coming of the xenu aliens. I dont think the Defense Ministry will lose sleep over it though