>Explosion on submarine TCG Saldıray – (Updated)

>According to maritime portals and online newspapers there has been an explosion on board of Turkish submarine S-348 TCG Saldıray today.

The explosion happened when the submarine was in overhaul at the Gölcük Naval Shipyard. Two persons, one officer and one worker are reported as injured. There has been no official announcement yet.

TCG Saldıray is a 209 Type 1200 class submarine. Turkish Navy operates 6 submarines of this class. She was build by Howaldswerke, in Kiel. She was launched on 12 February 1975 and commissioned on 15 January 1977.

She was not selected for a mid-life upgrade.

UPDATE: Still, there is no official comment about this incident. But according to rumors the exploison happened when a tank inside the submarine failed during a pressure test.

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