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NEWS: Russian Mini Sub Stranded On Ocean Floor - Japanese To Rescue

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posted on Aug, 6 2005 @ 05:08 PM
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Here is the latest news from AP:

customwire.ap.org...




posted on Aug, 6 2005 @ 05:49 PM
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The British Scorpio has arrived and is being lowered into the sea:

customwire.ap.org...

[edit on 6-8-2005 by Astronomer68]



posted on Aug, 6 2005 @ 06:51 PM
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According to BBC the Scorpio has made contact with the mini-sub and is starting to free it:

news.bbc.co.uk...



posted on Aug, 6 2005 @ 07:09 PM
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I'm a little perplexed as to why TASS and Interfax haven't kept up with this story better than they have. I know this place is a very remote location, but you would think those two agencies would be all over this .


Here is the latest from REUTERS--it's pretty much a repeat: (Had to edit the link out it got fouled up & I couldn't fix it.)



[edit on 6-8-2005 by Astronomer68]



posted on Aug, 6 2005 @ 07:23 PM
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Yeah I am getting repeats to. The latest TASS article has been there for over 6 hours now.

Slow to update anything



posted on Aug, 6 2005 @ 07:28 PM
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Here's MSNBC's take on the same info as the BBC article:

www.msnbc.msn.com...

Mayby TASS & Interfax closed for the weekend?

[edit on 6-8-2005 by Astronomer68]



posted on Aug, 6 2005 @ 07:32 PM
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I got Tass on refresh and its locked in cyberspace at the moment .. just a blank screen so Im hoping somethings coming.....



posted on Aug, 6 2005 @ 07:36 PM
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Here's another try at the REUTERS article:

today.reuters.com...



posted on Aug, 6 2005 @ 07:50 PM
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That little sub must have rolled around in the net or something. The scorpio has been cutting away at the thing for over an hour now.

[edit on 6-8-2005 by Astronomer68]



posted on Aug, 6 2005 @ 07:51 PM
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Here are the latest articles I could find:

Guardian: Russia battles to rescue trapped sub

New York Times: British Vessel to Try to Rescue Russian Minisub

[edit on 2005/8/6 by Hellmutt]



posted on Aug, 6 2005 @ 07:58 PM
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I'm so tired I'm dragging, but I can't quit on this story till it gets settled. A long time ago I was a sub sailor and I really feel for the men trapped down there.



posted on Aug, 6 2005 @ 08:45 PM
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Great news, the sub is free at last:

customwire.ap.org...

Hooray for the British Navy!

[edit on 6-8-2005 by Astronomer68]



posted on Aug, 6 2005 @ 08:53 PM
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I'm still trying to get confirmation that the mini-sub is free. Still no word about it surfacing yet.



posted on Aug, 6 2005 @ 09:16 PM
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CBS is now carrying the same story as AP:

www.cbsnews.com...

This still isn't confirmation because CBS is attributing their story to AP.

[edit on 6-8-2005 by Astronomer68]



posted on Aug, 6 2005 @ 09:37 PM
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The rescue is delayed even though the mini-sub has been cut free:

customwire.ap.org...

Guess I wasn't to far off when I wondered if the mini-sub had been rolling in the fishing net. It appears there is still some of the net draped on the nose of the sub. The scorpio can't remove it just yet because it has developed some sort of mechanical problem and is surfacing to be repaired.

There are at least two more of the submersibles enroute to the site, but I'm not sure exactly when they are due to arrive. Just going by landing times of the carrier aircraft, I would say they should just about be there, but it probably took longer to load them aboard a Soviet ship for transport to the site, so it may be awhile yet.

[edit on 6-8-2005 by Astronomer68]



posted on Aug, 6 2005 @ 10:41 PM
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It appears to be over. The mini-sub has surfaced:

customwire.ap.org...



posted on Aug, 6 2005 @ 10:44 PM
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Confirmation of the emergency surfacing:

customwire.ap.org...

Now its official:

news.bbc.co.uk...

[edit on 6-8-2005 by Astronomer68]



posted on Aug, 6 2005 @ 11:46 PM
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Great effort by all involved, especially to the Brits.
Excellent work.






seekerof



posted on Aug, 6 2005 @ 11:57 PM
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Good to see the tragedy averted.

I would have to say that monitoring this story on a couple of international TV news networks was completely uninformative, with little by way of progress for periods of 8 hours or more, and a lot of backtracking, and seeing this here it's in evidence in some of the coverage at the linked articles posted above.

What was also interesting is the story was covered with a strong degree of certainty... that the sub-mariners were on the seabed waiting to be rescued, and that they would be rescued, and there was just a delay in rescue process.

Would they have been aware at all times of the progress?



posted on Aug, 7 2005 @ 12:03 AM
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Not sure about during the entire ordeal, MA, but my understanding was that the Russians were able to communicate with the submarine.




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