posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 01:05 PM
reply to post by Bicent76
The deepest Military type submarine dive was by the Russian Submarine Komsomolets, a titanium hulled sub. Its depth record was 4265 feet, several
hundred feet shy of the leak. The deepest US subs are the Seawolf class, they only reach 2400 feet. Even then, those subs are not designed to do that
kind of work; they have no work windows, no robotic arms on their hulls, they are extremely large and hard to maneuver, and their large size would
cause they ocean currants to constantly push them off station.
There was a Bathysphere that went down 35813 feet, but it was extremely specialized, very small, and had a lot of problems. It would take them longer
to rebuild something along those lines then to keep trying with the ROV’s or drilling the relief wells.