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Submarine down

  1. Aug 5, 2005 #1
    A Russian sub is stuck on the bottom of the ocean, prop cought up in fishing net and cable. 190 meters deep, food and water for 5 days..but air? Maybe only as little as 2 days.
    Dosen't someone have some kind of rescue-bot..like a ALVIN that could cut them free? Like the ones they used to film and collect stuff from the Titanic? :bugeye:
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  3. Aug 5, 2005 #2
    But what if the Russians don't want the rest of the world to know what is on that sub? Top secret usually trumps human life.....
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    Not sure, but onboard rescue suits are good for 5-600ft, rescue chambers
    about 800ft and i think the US has a vehicle good for 2000 ft may be more.
  5. Aug 5, 2005 #4
    oh geez, didnt think of the top secret code of death thingie. There is 5 men on board, maybe they could rescure only the non-spies?
  6. Aug 5, 2005 #5
    thats what I was thinking too..190 meters is about 650 ft of water? They must be practised in decompression ascensions?
  7. Aug 5, 2005 #6
    I think we (the british) have two submarines that can be used for deepsea rescue. We offered to help the last time they lost a sub but they took to long in saying yes. I believe they have already asked us for help (my mate watched the news) in this matter.

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    Slow in requesting foreign assistance? They outright refused it when offered from several countries! I don't know what was on that last sub, but apparently it was worth sacrificing a crew to keep it out of view of international rescuers.

    Good to know that this time they are accepting assistance.
  9. Aug 5, 2005 #8
    The UK and the USA have sent aid. Interesting side note... this is the first time sense WW2 that the USA has been allowed to fly a military plan over the area.
    I hope they reach them in time. A blurb I heard on the news said ships were dragging the area with large nets? in hopes of snagging it? Thats a mighty big net.
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    Didn't they slice part of it off and just raise that? as i understand the russian
    subs are death traps.
  11. Aug 5, 2005 #10
    yes the us has one called a dsrv "deep submergance rescue vehicle" it can go down to 2500 meters but just like the kursk the russians dont want help until its to late
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  13. Aug 5, 2005 #12
    So... When was it up?
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    Didn't these people see K-19? They should know the procedure...

    O wait, that sub didn't survive...um...yeah....

    Hmm....Why don't they start putting the men into the torpedo chambers and launching them to the surface?
  15. Aug 5, 2005 #14
    I don't want to be rude, but British subs are even worse. Canada bought 4 preety new diesel submarines from Royal Navy for 700 million $, and one almost sunk on Atlantic Ocean and the rest of them are in dry docks in Canada requiring extensive repair.
    Canada could have get excellent German, French or Dutch subs for that amount of cash, but being in fact collony of Britain, Canadian government had to listen to their masters.
  16. Aug 7, 2005 #15
    It panned out Ok, a rescue submersible cut the cables of the fishing net, and the sailors are unharmed :smile:

    It would be horrible to be trapped in a small space and seeing that the oxygen supplies dwindle progressively. I possibly would be on the edge of madness, specially if I had I mind what happened to submarine Kursk a few years ago
  17. Aug 7, 2005 #16
    We can all be thankful they are safe this morning and that so many stepped in to help.

    Many things to consider.

  18. Aug 7, 2005 #17
    I was thrilled to hear they are safe :smile: I'm sure if it were me in there, I would of seen the brink of madness as well. Of course on being rescued, I would of had to make them all swear a pact of silence.
  19. Aug 8, 2005 #18
    Getting countries to TALK has always been THE PROBMEM...

    Swearing them to "silence" should be nothing!
    The British pulled them out ...they don't talk...Much.
    And the USA sent SCORPIO's...They dont' talk at ALL!!!
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    From what I read yesterday, the U.S. didn't even get out of dock with their equipment, yet gets mentioned in every article as sending help. Some help. :rolleyes:

    Sounds like heads are going to roll in Russia that nothing has improved since the Kursk.

    It seems there needs to be some sort of a rescue sub with a hatch that can lock onto and form a passage to a hatch on a stranded sub. It just seems to me that if we can build space shuttles that can dock onto a space station to transfer supplies and personnel, why can't such a thing be built onto subs? It seems it would be even easier to build onto a rescue sub, one that can be smaller and doesn't need to be super quiet in the water or as streamlined, maybe it would even be transported to the scene on another vessel rather than under it's own power if it's too slow with the added hatch that I would envision would be on the bottom in addition to the usual topside hatches, but that can latch onto a sub that's stranded and shuttle people off. I don't know what size a sub's batteries are, but if they could also bring down fully charged batteries to swap out ones that are running down, that could enable them to maintain life support while more slowly shuttling crew off. Sure, every navy is going to want to have their own and a unique hatch size so in time of conflict they can't be boarded with one of these things, but if the hatch it connected to had to be manned from the inside, it might prevent that issue, and if it's not too big and a little slow and cumbersome so a fully-powered sub could easily out-maneuver it, it's not going to do much good as anything other than a rescue vessel anyway.

    Or do other navies already have such vessels and it's just the Russians that are behind the times?
  21. Aug 8, 2005 #20
    I wonder what would happen if this incident had occurred during the Cold War. Would the USA have sent subs? Umm....
    (though now the enemy seems to be the Muslim world instead of the Soviet Union)

    Nice that differences between countries seem smoother now than in the past
    I think that John Lennon would be happy
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