The submarine “Kursk” participated in exercises in the Barents sea and crashed in 2000.
As the Censor.With reference to the realities of the Crimea, Russia on Saturday 12 August in memory of the dead sailors of the nuclear submarine “Kursk”.
On Board were 118 crew, representatives of the command of the Northern fleet of Russia and Dagestan of the plant “Dagdizel”. They all died 12 August 2000.
Details of the investigation remain classified. According to the official version, the explosion occurred one of the torpedoes, which detonated other munitions. More than twenty seamen had taken refuge in one of the compartments, where, as reported by the media, were waiting for help for hours.
Rescue efforts were unsuccessfully conducted from 13 to 24 August. On 20 August the work was approved by the Norwegian vessel Seaway Eagle, divers of which were able during the day to open the emergency hatch of a submarine.
For 16 days, was discovered and brought to the surface 12 of telephone 103 bodies were found after lifting the damaged submarine to the surface. The three sailors could not be found, the Russian Prosecutor’s office stated that they were in directly to the site of the explosion.
A criminal case was started in August 2000, was terminated in August 2002. Source: https://censor.net.ua/n451419
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