Northern Fleet Submersible AS-34 Completed Trials in Kola Bay

September 3, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today, a scheduled training of rescue forces took place in the Northern Fleet with the participation of the crew of the AS-34 inhabited deep-sea rescue apparatus and its Mikhail Rudnitsky carrier ship. The device was launched from the side of a rescue vessel at a training ground in the Kola Bay, where divers and underwater lifeguards traditionally improve their professional skills. The As-34 crew performed a working check of systems and mechanisms, worked out diving to depth and maneuvering on and under water. During…

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Fourteen sailors die in submersible vehicle in Russian waters on July 1

July 2, 2019 (TASS) – Fourteen submariners died in a fire that broke out in a submersible vehicle in Russian waters on July 1, the Defense Ministry said in a statement released on Tuesday. “On July 1, fourteen submariners – sailors died in Russian territorial waters as a result of inhaling combustion products aboard a research submersible vehicle designated for studying the seafloor and the bottom of the World Ocean in the interests of the Russian Navy after a fire broke out during bathymetric measurements,” the statement says. The fire…

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China’s new manned submersible to be used to explore South China Sea

China’s new manned submersible Shenhai Yongshi, or “deep sea warrior,” will be used to explore the biological resources and geological conditions in the South China Sea, a Chinese expert said Tuesday. The submersible has passed a state safety test and is preparing for commissioning, the Xinhua News Agency reported Tuesday. “Shenhai Yongshi will be used in the South China Sea and help explore the biological and mineral resources in the deep sea,” Chen Xiangmiao, a research fellow at the National Institute for the South China Sea, told the Global Times…

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