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Posted: 8/6/2005 8:09:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/6/2005 8:10:53 PM EDT by PaDanby]
Report: Trapped Russian Submarine Surfaces
Saturday, August 06, 2005


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Crews Attempt To Lift Submarine

PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, Russia — A Russian mini-submarine that was trapped for nearly three days under the Pacific Ocean surfaced Sunday after a British remote-controlled vehicle cut away the undersea cables that had snarled it, news agencies reported.

The AS-28 (search) made an emergency surfacing and appeared on the water at around 4:26 p.m. local time, ITAR-Tass and RIA-Novosti reported.

The condition of the vessel's seven-member crew was not immediately known, though naval officials had been in regular contact with the crew, who faced dwindling oxygen and chilly temperatures.
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 8:10:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 8:12:17 PM EDT
man, I hope this is legit.

Submarines...there are so many ways to die on one........
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 8:12:24 PM EDT
FoxNews reported that all 7 were alive, and being "evaluated" by military doctors.
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 8:14:38 PM EDT
Thankfully they accepted foreign assistance. That saved their butts. The chilly temperatures are protective to hypoxia to a limited extent.

If it is on the surface, chances are good all made it but nothing is certain.
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 8:15:29 PM EDT
thats great news
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 8:15:31 PM EDT
Thank the Lord.
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 8:16:49 PM EDT
Good news indeed.
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 8:16:53 PM EDT
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[Last Edit: 8/6/2005 8:24:20 PM EDT by motown_steve]

Eternal God, whose creative hand turned primeval seas into oceans wide, and whose omnipresent love can be as keenly felt beneath as above their undulating surface; descend with us now into the silent depths as our unfailing guide.

We men of the silent service are grateful to be among the few ever to thrill with the excitement of a dive, and sheer ecstasy of each surfacing. May we never look upon these maneuvers as mere routine, for each is an experience fresh with challenge and no little danger. May we be ever alert to our individual duties realizing that so much depends on our doing our duty without error.

May we remember the new member of our crew who is to make his first descent, and breathe a prayer that he shall be a good submariner. May we, who know what it is to follow a course, also know Him, who said "I am the way." May we, who gulp in hastily the first breaths of fresh air as it rushes down the hatchway following every dive, know also thy refreshing spirit.

May we who know the necessity for companionship feel our partnership with thee when the hatches are dogged and when we are rigged for diving. When all else of the surface world has been closed out, may we feel thee in every compartment, as near to us as throbbing engines, pinging sonar and the hissing of compressed air. And when, as aging submariners our souls have descended into the depths of eternity, may the final call to us be "Surface, surface, surface," in the name of Him who rides as the unseen crewman on every ship at sea. Amen.

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[Last Edit: 8/7/2005 2:43:17 AM EDT by raven]
Thank god. Those poor bastards on the Kursk died slow.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 4:13:19 AM EDT
Since the chinese were practicing war manuvers with the russians sub, did the chinese offer to help at all? Or did the russians only want safety and rescue manuvers with the US?
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 4:15:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
thats great news

Link Posted: 8/7/2005 4:17:58 AM EDT
cool,

I bet the discovery channel is already trying to put a show together.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 4:43:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ZitiForBreakfast:
Since the chinese were practicing war manuvers with the russians sub, did the chinese offer to help at all? Or did the russians only want safety and rescue manuvers with the US?



According to an interview with a former SecNav I saw yesterday, the USN and Russian Navy have been doing rescue training together in recent months.
That probably was the determining factor that made the USN the go to guys.
DaddyDett
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 5:00:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DaddyDett:

Originally Posted By ZitiForBreakfast:
Since the chinese were practicing war manuvers with the russians sub, did the chinese offer to help at all? Or did the russians only want safety and rescue manuvers with the US?



According to an interview with a former SecNav I saw yesterday, the USN and Russian Navy have been doing rescue training together in recent months.
That probably was the determining factor that made the USN the go to guys.
DaddyDett



I did not know that/ missed that interview. I saw on fox news this AM that Russia is dead broke as far as the military goes, Many bases have no power and they spend ZERO on safety.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 5:16:08 AM EDT
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