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2005-08-06 10:37:30

By Oleg Shchedrov MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia raced on Saturday to haul up a mini-submarine stuck 190 meters underwater near its Pacific coast, before the seven sailors on board run out of air. "We have today, perhaps tomorrow," deputy chief naval staff, Rear Admiral Vladimir Pepelyaev told Russian television. Britain and the United States flew unmanned undersea rescue vehicles to the far east Kamchatka peninsula to help with the accident, which has revived grim memories of a botched...

2005-08-06 02:58:00

By Oleg Shchedrov MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian navy on Saturday appeared to be pinning its hopes on U.S. and British help to save seven sailors trapped in a mini-submarine in the Pacific after a failed attempt to pull it to shallow waters. The United States and Britain both had special underwater vehicles on their way to the site of the accident, off Kamchatka peninsula in Russia's far east. However, time was running out for the crew, 190 meters (600 feet) down on the ocean floor, who...

2005-08-05 12:00:49

By Guy Faulconbridge MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian military raced against time on Friday to rescue seven sailors trapped on a stranded mini-submarine 190 meters (623 feet) down in Russia's Pacific waters with possibly less than 24 hours of air left. The AS-28 mini-submarine, itself a rescue vessel, ran into trouble on Thursday when its propeller got entangled in fishing nets during a military exercise off the Kamchatka peninsula. More than 30 hours after the mini-submarine snagged on...

2005-08-05 10:43:45

By Charles Aldinger WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military will fly an unmanned, Navy mini-submarine to Russia on Friday to join an attempt to rescue seven Russian sailors trapped aboard a military mini-submarine on the Pacific floor, Navy officials said. "The deep-diving submarine 'Super Scorpio' will be flown from San Diego to Petropavolvsk on an Air Force C-5 transport along with a team of Navy operators at the request of the Russian Navy," said Lt. JG Maria Miller, a Navy spokeswoman...

2005-08-05 08:50:29

By Oleg Shchedrov MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian military raced against time on Friday to rescue seven sailors trapped on a stranded mini-submarine 190 meters (623 feet) down in Russia's Pacific waters with enough air to last less than 24 hours. The AS-28 mini-submarine, itself a rescue vessel, ran into trouble on Thursday when its propeller got entangled in fishing nets during a military exercise off the Kamchatka peninsula. More than 30 hours after the mini-submarine snagged on the...

2005-08-05 08:19:33

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military will fly an unmanned, Navy mini-submarine to Russia on Friday to join an attempt to rescue seven Russian sailors trapped aboard a stranded military mini-submarine on the Pacific floor, Navy officials said. "The deep-diving submarine 'Super Scorpio' will be flown from San Diego to Petropavolvsk on an Air Force C-5 transport along with a team of Navy operators at the request of the Russian Navy," said Lt. JG Maria Miller, a Navy spokeswoman at the...