Stranded German Sub FreedIt's a little hard to tell because Babel Fish translates things literally and, oftentimes, oddly. I'm looking for a German-speaker to help me out.
That all said,
Here's the latest, via the Rheinische Post (Babel Fish translation, and my emphasis):
Stranded submarine again freelyHere's my decidedly non-expert analysis: It sounds like they dragged the boat to a point where it was able to continue under its own power again. If anyone can read German, please look at the original article and let me know if I'm correct.
publishes: 27.01.06 - 11:37 notice Luck castle (rpo).
During a measurement travel a German submarine in the Eckernfoerder bay stranded. Meanwhile the "U15" was not free-free, of the 22-Mann-Besatzung anybody was hurt.
The action in the Baltic Sea took six hours, until the submarine was again drivingsuited. After first realizations the boat was not damaged. Divers examined the Havaristen in the Friday morning however still.
That emerged driving submarine had run before Aschau with dawn of about 150 meters far away from the Baltic Sea bank due to. The cause for the accident is still perfectly unclear. It determined, whether it concerns human failure or a technical defect, said the naval speaker.
According to data of the navy it concerns a submarine of older design. It is therefore about 50 meters long and has a displacement of 500 tons. The "U15" had returned in December from a six month's anti-terror employment in the Mediterranean to Eckernfoerde.
Update: Eric at The Sub Report came through with a German-speaker: his dad.
Great news for everyone involved.Looks like the translation is pretty close accoriding to my father.
He says the boat was stranded or grounded not sunk.
The boat was only 150 meters from the shoreline.
Article also says it was not clear if it was a human error or techinical defect.
After 6 hours of being grounded Friday morning it was freed and underway.
Update II: Thanks also to reader Stacy McMahon, who provided a full translation of the article in the comments section.
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