To cut their way into the sub, divers had to wrestle with a layer of industrial rubber between the outer and inner hulls, and used a robotic arm to sever pipes and wires obstructing their work. On Oct. 31, Degener served as bellman for two Russian divers as they made the last attempt to recover bodies. Mulov had announced January 31 that work on the submarine, which was raised from the sea floor in October and transferred to a dry dock in the town of Rolyakovo near Murmansk, was nearing an end. All rights reserved. All 118 crew members died in the disaster. Letters found on the bodies of 12 of the submariners who were recovered last year showed that 23 out of the 118 crew had scrambled to the ninth section after two mysterious explosions sank the submarine. When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Saturday, the first seven bodies which had been retrieved earlier this week were flown to their families, ITAR-TASS news agency reported. We are so upset. officials have focused on the theory that the blasts were set off the ninth compartment for at least several hours after the powerful their duty. Ninety-Four Bodies Recovered From Kursk Sub As Work Hit By Ice, File Photo: The Russian NTV channel shows debris of the Kursk nuclear submarine at the dry dock at the port of Roslyakovo, near Murmansk, 27 October 2001. Investigators said Friday that radiation levels in and around the ship were normal. Only 12 of the 118 bodies could be recovered. submarine Kursk, the navy said. Barents port of Murmansk, near Severomorsk, said the fact that some They recovered several more bodies from the sunken Russian nuclear Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. Russian workers on Thursday began clearing away rubble from the lower deck of the Kursk submarine before the vessel is to be taken to a factory to be dismantled, a military official said. raised from the floor of the Barents Sea. The investigators, wearing oxygen masks and cloaked in heavy suits to protect them from poisonous gases and possible radiation, entered the vessel for the first time on Wednesday. Click here to see a graphic of the inside of the Kursk. An explosion in the torpedo bay is thought to have been responsible for the sinking of the submarine on August, 12 1999 but the reasons for the explosion still remain unclear. Twelve bodies were recovered in an underwater operation in November last year. Officials agree that the first explosion, which sent the Kursk crashing to the bottom, was likely caused by an explosion of a practice torpedo in one of the nose tubes. “You can Divers recovered only 12 bodies, and only a few more were visible in inaccessible rear passages. Farmer shot his mum dead then took his own life at their Carmarthen home, The mother and son both died from shotgun wounds, Self-isolating when asked by NHS to become legal requirement in Wales, People will be fined if they do not comply with a request from contact tracers to self-isolate for up to 14 days while companies will also be sanctioned for preventing staff from isolating, Mark Drakeford's message to anyone tempted to stretch the rules, 'Please do not treat these new rules as a game, always to be stretched to the limit', Coronavirus infection rates, cases and deaths for all parts of Wales on Friday, October 30, A record 1,737 more people have been diagnosed with Covid-19 following a lab test while another 11 people have died after testing positive for the virus, it's been confirmed, People in Wales asked to self-isolate will be eligible for £500 payment, Those on Universal Credit or in receipt of other specified benefits will be able to claim the cash while it will also become a legal requirement to self-isolate if asked, Teens throwing fireworks at children, cars and homes are making life 'a living hell' for residents, One woman was in a car with her children when one of a group of boys threw a firework underneath it, Alex Jones announces break from The One Show after her friend tests positive for coronavirus, 'I’m absolutely gutted that I’m not there', Gareth Bale is spending £15,000 on Christmas hampers to feed struggling families in Wales, The Spurs player was only asked if he would give away a signed shirt for the South Wales Evening Post Everyone Deserves a Christmas campaign, Bradley Walsh and fans of The Chase stunned after contestant reveals his age, "What have you been drinking?
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