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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 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 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 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 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...

2005-08-05 02:53:35

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A military mini-submarine and its seven-member crew were stuck about 200 meters (yards) down in Russia's Pacific waters on Friday after the vessel's propeller got entangled in fishing nets, the Russian Pacific Fleet said. The "Priz" mini-submarine, used in rescue operations, ran into trouble on Thursday during a military exercise off the Kamchatka peninsula and could not return to the surface. "The submersible's propeller caught a fragment of fishing net," chief Navy...

2005-07-01 09:00:01

By Ed Cropley BANGKOK (Reuters) - A team of deep-sea divers hasdiscovered the wreck of a U.S. submarine sunk by a Japaneseminelayer 60 years ago in the Gulf of Thailand during theclosing stages of World War II. The U.S.S. Lagarto, a 1,500 ton"Balao class" submarine,disappeared without trace on May 4, 1945 after attacking aJapanese tanker and destroyer convoy around 100 miles off thesoutheast coast of Thailand. All 86 men on board are still listed as missing in action. "We've always known...