At 17:03 today during an inspection of the reactor of a captured Chaos submarine a booby trap was triggered, setting off a concealed explosive charge. After 45 minutes the inspection party had still not returned from inside the submarine, so a Saltwater Marine went in to investigate, discovering the shattered remains of his colleagues and also a nuclear reactor going in the late stages of going critical. Five minutes later the reactor core exploded, destroying the two captured submarines and two Archer-class minesweepers, killing 109 sailors. Fallout from the explosion is fortunately being blown away from NovrdLisch by a storm but heavy precautions are still being taken.
Luckily the captured submarines had been moored away from the main dockyard and no facilities there were damaged, but the loss of life has hit hard among a population that thought the war on the Brotherhood was coming to an end.