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2009-06-03 02:00:00

SCHIEDAM, The Netherlands, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Mammoet Salvage recently recovered a fuel truck loaded with diesel and a cabinet containing lube oil from Robson Bight near Vancouver Island in Canada. The challenging project, in a water depth of 360 meters, was completed on time and well within budget. Project In August 2007, a barge lost a load of logging equipment, including a fuel truck loaded with 10,000 liters of diesel fuel and a cabinet containing 1000 liters of lube...

2009-01-30 07:01:00

SCHIEDAM, The Netherlands, January 30 /PRNewswire/ -- At a press conference the Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs, Helga Pedersen, announced that the Norwegian government will propose to parliament that the U-864, a German submarine which sank in World War II, should be salvaged rather than left on the seabed and encased to ensure the safety of people and environment. If the Norwegian parliament approves this proposal then Mammoet will use an innovative salvage method to...

2007-10-09 21:00:19

Kursk. Oct 9 (Interfax) - Power Unit N4 of the Kursk Nuclear Power Plant will be shut down for 21-day scheduled repairs on Thursday, the press service of the NPP told Interfax. "During the repairs, regular checks and tests of equipment, security systems and the systems vital for security will be conducted. Routine operation control, technical inspection and an overhaul of the equipment will be conducted," the source said. The work is meant to ensure that the unit operates reliably and...

2006-07-26 09:51:35

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Radioactive water has spilled in a Russian nuclear submarine, but has not escaped into the environment, local media reported on Wednesday. "The radioactivity level inside and outside the atomic submarine is normal. There is no pollution risk," a navy spokesman told Russian news agencies. The feedwater -- which is used to cool the reactor -- had been spilled when removing the reactor from the submarine in the Arctic naval base of Vidyaevo, the news agencies said....

2005-08-12 10:30:32

By Guy Faulconbridge MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian navy bungled the rescue of seven submariners stranded in the Pacific, the country's second most senior admiral said on Friday in a rare admission of failure. The British navy helped rescue the sailors on Sunday after three days trapped in a AS-28 mini-submarine that had become entangled in fishing nets and an antenna 600 feet underwater off the Kamchatka peninsula on the Pacific Coast. "We have all the latest equipment which was...

2005-08-10 07:24:59

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday medals should be awarded to British naval workers who saved a Russian mini-submarine and its seven crew. The British team piloted an un-manned underwater probe on Sunday that cut through fishing nets that had ensnared the AS-28 vessel 190 meters (625 feet) below the surface and saved the crew, whose air supply was dwindling. Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov met Putin on Wednesday to report on progress in an inquiry into the...

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,...

2005-08-07 01:30:22

By Oliver Bullough MOSCOW (Reuters) - Rescuers cut free a Russian mini-submarine ensnared in deep-sea cables on Sunday, saving its seven crew with British help, after a three-day ordeal at the bottom of the Pacific with dwindling oxygen. "The operation is finished. At 7:17 a.m., the submarine broke the surface. The crew opened the hatch on their own," Rear Admiral Vladimir Pepelyaev said on state television. He said the seamen were put on a rescue ship to be taken to hospital in the far...

2005-08-06 23:15:39

By Meg Clothier MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian mini-submarine burst to the surface on Sunday after rescuers hacked away the cables that had snared it deep in Pacific waters and saved the crew before their air supply ran out. "The mini-sub has surfaced. The seven submariners on board are alive," naval spokesman Igor Dygalo was quoted by Interfax as saying. A naval officer had warned they might only have Sunday left to rescue the men stuck on board the AS-28, which was snarled up in heavy...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.