Saturday, August 06, 2005

Weather Worsens--Threatens Rescue

Interfax is saying that weather on the scene of the rescue is growing worse and may threaten to suspend operations:
"At the moment, weather conditions at the scene of the rescue operation are not very good. There is fog and drizzle, and visibility is no more than 1 km," Dygalo said.
Let's hope they catch a break--things seem to have been breaking their way of late. Still, I can't deny that this thought hasn't crossed my mind as it has Blackfive's.


At 1:44 PM, Blogger PigBoatSailor said...

While it might seem that fog and drizzle shouldn't be much of an impediment, consider the boats they are using to transport the ROVs. The KIL-27 is a Sura class buoy tender. Here is a picture of a Kashtan tender - looks small, doesn't it? Well, it displaces over 5,000 tons to the Sura's 3150 tons. The Sura class are dang small. So weather really could end up causing problems. Hopefully the weather will break or bigger support ships will be able to help (although the bigger ones are probably trying to lift the sub, so who knows about their availability?)

At 2:59 PM, Blogger Gateway Pundit said...

I just heard on FOX News that the weather "was" cooperating.

More importantly, they said the British Scorpio has arrived and will be in the water within the hour.


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