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2005-08-09 02:07:20

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will buy from Britain two Scorpio underwater rescue vehicles of the type used to rescue a stranded Russian mini-submarine from the Pacific last Sunday, Itar-Tass news agency reported on Tuesday. It took less than four hours for the unmanned British Scorpio-45, airlifted to the Kamchatka peninsula off Russia's Pacific coast, to free the AS-28 mini-sub, stranded for three days with its seven-man crew 190 meters (625 feet) down. "The (Defense) minister has also...

2005-08-08 11:28:12

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's military faced tough questions on Monday about its handling of a mini-submarine accident amid media speculation that the head of the navy could be axed. Seven Russian sailors were freed on Sunday with British help after three days trapped in an AS-28 rescue mini-submarine 600 feet down in the Pacific with dwindling air supplies. As the crew received hospital treatment after their ordeal, when they huddled together to endure temperatures of 5 degrees Celsius,...

2005-08-06 19:28:34

By Meg Clothier MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian navy, backed by a British deep-sea rescue machine, struggled on Sunday to free a trapped mini-submarine from the Pacific depths and save its crew before their air supply ran out. Naval officials warned they may only have Sunday left to rescue the seven men stuck on board the AS-28, which is snarled up in heavy metal debris 600 feet below the surface, because of dwindling oxygen. A British Scorpio, an unmanned undersea rescue vehicle that...

2005-08-06 17:41:54

By Richard Balmforth MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian navy, backed by U.S. and British hi-tech, deep-sea rescue gear, was poised on Sunday to try to free a trapped mini-submarine from the Pacific depths and save its seven-man crew before their air supply ran out. Naval officials made clear they may only have Sunday left to save the crew of the AS-28, tangled up in heavy metal debris 190 meters (600 feet) down, because of dwindling oxygen on board. A British Scorpio, an unmanned undersea...

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 09:41:50

(Corrects spokesman's first name in 4th paragraph to Igor) 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....

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...

2005-08-05 05:36:24

By Oleg Shchedrov MOSCOW (Reuters) - Seven Russian sailors were trapped on board a stranded military mini-submarine 600 feet down on the sea floor of the Russian Pacific on Friday with enough air to last only 24 hours, officials said. 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. As a big rescue operation, involving Russian and Japanese ships, got under...


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