Soviet Nuclear Sub that Sank Off Norway in 1989 Still Emitting Radiation

By Gwladys Fouche OSLO, July 10 (Reuters) - A Soviet nuclear submarine which sank off Norway in 1989 is still emitting radiation, researchers said on Wednesday following an expedition that used a remotely controlled vehicle for the first time. The wreck of the Komsomolets lies on the bottom of the Norwegian Sea at a depth of about 1,700 meters (5,577 feet). Authorities … [Read more...]

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

By Henry Meyer and Stepan Kravchenko (Bloomberg) --The 14 sailors who died during a fire last week on a nuclear-powered Russian military submarine prevented a “planetary catastrophe,” a top naval officer said at their funeral, according to media reports. Captain Sergei Pavlov, an aide to the commander of Russia’s navy, praised the heroism of the men, who died as they battled … [Read more...]

Russia Says Fourteen Russian Sailors Killed in Submarine Accident

By Polina Devitt and Christian Lowe MOSCOW, July 2 (Reuters) - Fourteen Russian sailors were killed when a fire broke out while their deep-water research submarine was carrying out a survey of the sea floor near the Arctic, the Russian defense ministry said on Tuesday. A Russian media outlet, RBC, cited an unnamed military source as saying the submarine was nuclear-powered, … [Read more...]

Watch: Russian Nuclear Submarine Rapid-Fires Four Ballistic Missiles

The Russian Defense Ministry has released video of nuclear-powered Borei-class submarine test firing a barrage of four Bulava missiles from below the surface. The test was conducted on Tuesday from a submerged location in a designated area of the White Sea, located off the northwest coast of Russia. The Ministry said the missiles were launched against targets at the Kura … [Read more...]

Photos: U.S. Navy Submarines Surface in the Arctic Circle

Two U.S. Navy fast attack submarines surfaced from below the in the Arctic Circle during a multi-national training exercise currently taking place north of Alaska. The two submarines, the Los Angeles-class USS Hartford (SSN 768) and Seawolf-class USS Connecticut (SSN 22), both surfaced in the Beaufort Sea on March 10 as part of the ICEX 2018, a biennial exercise held in the … [Read more...]