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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...

2005-08-06 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...

2005-08-06 02:28:28

MOSCOW (Reuters) - British and U.S. underwater rescue vehicles were airlifted on Saturday to Russia's Kamchatka peninsula to join efforts to save the crew of a mini-submarine stranded on the floor of the Pacific, news agencies said. Russian rescue mini-submarine AS-28 with seven crew members on board has been trapped 190 meters (600 feet) below the surface since Thursday off Russia's Pacific Coast. Officials say they have enough air for 24 hours. RIA quoted a Russian military spokesman in...

2005-08-06 01:11:20

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A British underwater rescue vehicle was airlifted on Saturday to Russia's Kamchatka peninsula to join efforts to save the crew of a mini-submarine stranded on the floor of the Pacific, RIA news agency said. RIA quoted a Russian military spokesman in Kamchatka as saying the British transport plane that delivered the Scorpio -- a remote-controlled underwater vehicle capable of descending 925 meters (3,035 feet) -- was being unloaded in the regional capital...

2005-08-05 21:10:50

By Guy Faulconbridge MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Navy strove on Saturday to rescue seven crew members trapped 190 meters (600 feet) below the surface before their air runs out. The mini-submarine, itself a rescue vessel, ran into trouble on Thursday when its propeller got entangled in fishing nets and an antenna got hooked during a military exercise off the Kamchatka peninsula on Russia's Pacific Coast, the Navy said. Rescuers tried to drag the AS-28 mini-submarine closer to shallow...

2005-08-05 19:38:39

By Charles Aldinger WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy dispatched rescue crews and unmanned submarines to the Russian Far East on Friday to join an attempt to rescue seven Russian sailors trapped in a military mini-submarine on the Pacific floor. Two remote-controlled, deep-diving "Super Scorpio" submersibles left San Diego for Petropavlovsk on Kamchatka Peninsula on an Air Force C-5 with a team of 30 Navy operators, said Jon Yoshishige, a spokesman for the U.S. Pacific Fleet. A third...

2005-08-05 17:02:25

By Guy Faulconbridge MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russia Navy strove on Saturday to rescue seven crew members trapped 190 meters (600 feet) below the surface before air runs out. The 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 on Russia's Pacific Coast. Rescuers sought to drag the AS-28 mini-submarine closer to shallower waters, but anchors and a large surveillance...

2005-08-05 14:29:56

By Guy Faulconbridge MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russia navy dragged a stranded mini-submarine closer to safety on Friday, hoping to rescue the seven crew members trapped 190 meters (600 feet) below the surface before their air runs out. The 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 on Russia's Pacific Coast. More than 30 hours after the AS-28 mini-submarine...

2005-08-05 14:32:04

By Charles Aldinger WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two little unmanned U.S. Navy submarines were being loaded aboard a cargo plane in California on Friday to join an attempt to rescue seven Russian sailors trapped in a military mini-submarine on the Pacific floor. The remote-controlled, deep-diving "Super Scorpio" submersibles were to depart San Diego for Petropavolvsk on an Air Force C-5 later on Friday with a team of Navy operators, said Lt. JG Maria Miller, a Navy spokeswoman at the Pentagon....

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...


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