Chinese Navy Maintains Safety Record for its Nuclear Submarines
For more than 40 years the Chinese fleet of nuclear submarines continues to hold a good record in regards to safety which was attained through vigorous training and safety drills. As one commander of the navy’s submarine said that in the 42 years since the establishment of the People’s Liberation Army submarine force the have been proud in their success of avoiding any nuclear accidents.
China’s safety record is one of the rarest achievements since other naval powers have already experienced nuclear accidents on their submarines. A deputy chief of staff of one of the nuclear submarines said that the crew makes sure that everything is done properly since nuclear reactors on these submarines are sophisticated and needs higher safety standards compared to those used on nuclear power stations.
The nuclear fleet debut in 2009 as the People’s Liberation Army celebrated its 60th anniversary of its founding and since then the fleet maintain a low profile and analysts were only given few opportunities to glimpse inside the fleet. Only during the 60th anniversary that the public and media were given a opportunity to see as the Chinese navy led a parade with two nuclear submarines which attracted a great deal of attention as observers say that the Chinese submarine force is now strong and is confident to show its capabilities.
For more than 40 years of development the Chinese navy felt that it was time to show the world the navy’s ability and determination to keep the waters around China safe along with the ability of keeping peace. Even if some of the submarines are not as advanced as other naval forces the Chinese navy brings about the spirit of victory and its naval tactics as enough to allow them to compete with them.