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  • Losharik Crew Prevented Planetary Catastrophe

    The crew of the Russian sub Losharik died last month as heroes by preventing a underwater disaster.

    Of course the Kremlin is downplaying it, claiming the reactor was never at risk.


    Crew of Russian Nuclear Sub Prevented ‘Planetary Catastrophe,’ Officer Says

    Captain Sergei Pavlov, an aide to the commander of Russia’s navy, praised the heroism of the men, who died as they battled to stop the fire from spreading in the submersible.

    “With their lives, they saved the lives of their colleagues, saved the vessel and prevented a planetary catastrophe,” he said at the funeral Sunday attended by the navy chief according to the Fontanka news service.

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said he wasn’t aware of the official’s comments but said there was no indication the incident posed a broader threat. “As for the reactor, there are no problems with that,” he said on a conference call.

    Russia broke three days of secrecy July 4 and confirmed that the stricken underwater research vessel was nuclear-powered. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told President Vladimir Putin in a meeting shown on state TV that the nuclear reactor on board the vessel had been completely sealed off.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...ry-catastrophe

    Last edited by Persephone; 10 Aug 19, 19:14.
    "Stand for the flag ~ Kneel for the fallen"

    "A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer." ~ Bruce Lee

  • #2
    The Russians definitely have problems with both nuclear power and submarines.
    We are not now that strength which in old days
    Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
    Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
    To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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    • #3
      It's sad to see. Russia used to be a submarine force to be reckoned with.

      Losharik may be called a research vessel but it was badass. It can dive as deep as 20,000 feet. Fleet submarines typically dive no deeper than 700 feet. The 200-foot-long hull consists of seven titanium compartments that protect the sub from the high pressure of extreme depths.

      In 2012, it was dispatched on a mission to drill to a depth of almost two miles on the Arctic seabed to retrieve soil samples and identify the outer limits of Russia’s continental shelf. Many other duties are shrouded in mystery. It’s unclear what the sub was doing when the fire broke out...
      Last edited by Persephone; 13 Aug 19, 18:38.
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      • #4
        I'm a little confused, Persephone. Is this the same Russia that dumps nuclear reactors in the sea and allows their nuclear subs to rot away to the point of danger to the environment? The same Russia that caused the Chernobyl disaster?

        Hardly champions of environmental safety where nuclear materials are concerned...
        Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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        • #5
          Russia doesn't dumps reactors in the sea nor caused the Chernobyl disaster.
          There are no Nazis in Ukraine. © Idiots

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
            I'm a little confused, Persephone. Is this the same Russia that dumps nuclear reactors in the sea and allows their nuclear subs to rot away to the point of danger to the environment? The same Russia that caused the Chernobyl disaster?

            Hardly champions of environmental safety where nuclear materials are concerned...
            I'm a little confused, Mountain Man. What does this have to do with the heroic acts and sacrifices by the Losharik crew?


            "Stand for the flag ~ Kneel for the fallen"

            "A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer." ~ Bruce Lee

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Persephone View Post

              I'm a little confused, Mountain Man. What does this have to do with the heroic acts and sacrifices by the Losharik crew?

              Everything...
              Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

                Everything...

                Still confused...more so now.
                "Stand for the flag ~ Kneel for the fallen"

                "A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer." ~ Bruce Lee

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                • #9
                  I still don't understand the whole "planetary catastrophe" thing. It's not like the Russians haven't dumped reactors in the ocean. This would've been a relatively small one.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by johns624 View Post
                    I still don't understand the whole "planetary catastrophe" thing. It's not like the Russians haven't dumped reactors in the ocean. This would've been a relatively small one.
                    Do we even know the state of THRESHER and SCORPION's reactors?

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