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There are also conflicting reports about the reason for the accident.
Officials initially said the vessel had got caught in an abandoned fishing net.
Now they are saying the AS-28 is in fact snared in the coastal surveillance antenna, itself secured by a 60 tonne anchor.
MOSCOW, August 6 (Itar-Tass) - Rescuers succeeded in pulling up the AS-28 mini-submarine and started raising it at the depth where divers could reach, the Navy Staff reported on Saturday.
Rear Admiral Vladimir Pepelyayev said rescuers could pull up the mini-submarine in order to raise it to a depth where divers could reach it.