Friday, September 02, 2005

Raising the K-159?

Or rather, raising the issue (not the boat) is this article at Bellonna Web News:
Despite promises of Russian Navy brass to lift the K-159 submarine, which sank on August 30th 2003 killing nine of its 10 crew members while being towed for dismantlement, the derelict vessel still remains at the bottom of the Barents sea with 800 kilograms of highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel in its reactors.
Go HERE and ask yourself what circle of Dante's hell would this duty station equate to? [picture scroll is at the bottom of the page.]

These poor bastards ... I mean, the more I think about it, the more ticked-off I get at this whole mess. The way that the Russian navy has treated its submarine sailors over the years is appalling -- worse, it's criminal!

And it doesn't look like that sad fact is going to change anytime soon. [Cross-posted at WillyShake's "Unconsidered Trifles" here.]

1 Comments:

At 9:37 PM, Blogger dennis said...

Any and all of us who road the boats during the cold wore realize how little the Soviets/Now Russians felt about the lives of the ones who put themselve in harms way. Items never made their news, where it would be headlines in our newpapers

 

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