Russian Navy submarine 'explodes' - 14 crew killed by burns

Saturday, 06 Jul, 2019

The four officers, all captains, received Hero of Russian Federation medals.

Russian media reported it was the country's most secret submersible, a nuclear-powered vessel designed for sensitive missions at great depths.

It is believed the submarine was a AS-12 research vessel - also known as Losharik - according to reports in Russian Federation.

Russian authorities have not yet named the dead sailors, but on Tuesday a church in the nearby city of Murmansk posted the surnames of 14 dead submariners in a notice for a commemorative service.

Russian nuclear submarine Dmitry Donskoy in Denmark in July 2017.

"It will transport and install on the seabed autonomous underwater nuclear modules for charging unmanned underwater vehicles", Kozyulin said. Shoigu is leading an investigation into an explosion on board a Russian navy research vessel. Due to the vast capabilities of the submarine, the Losharik was believed to be carrying out a top secret covert mission in the region - putting Washington on high alert. The Losharik submarines are operated by the Main Directorate of Deep-Sea Research which is reporting to the Russian military intelligence agency GRU.

One of the officers, Denis Dolonsky, was made a Hero of Russian Federation in 2012.

The latest fashion series transmitted by HBO was Chernobyl, and there it is seen how the Soviet Union moved the political and bureaucratic threads to distort the reality and information that interested them that their population knew. The submarine has a titanium housing and had been used for research on the continental shelf, Izvestia newspaper reported in 2012.

A United Nations commission is assessing rival continental shelf claims in the Arctic, based on data submitted by Russia, Canada, the US, Norway and Denmark. The Losharik submarine can operate at a depth of 6,000 meters, according to RBC.

And another captain died on the mission, named as Nikolay Filin - who had also been awarded the Hero of Russian Federation.

It is also a mystery, he wrote, why so many senior officers were on one mission. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. It seems rather unusual that such high-ranking officials would have been on a scientific mission to study the sea floor off of the northern coasts of Russian Federation and Norway, as the Defense Ministry has claimed. Global warming is also opening up new Arctic sea routes, potentially valuable for trade. "In addition, the crew carried out all necessary measures to protect the installation, and it is in working order".

"This allows us to hope that the vessel may be restored in a fairly short time", Shoigu said, according to a Kremlin transcript of the conversation.

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