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Saturday, November 08, 2008

20 dead in accident aboard russian sub

Reuters just put out this news article that at least 20 people are dead, approimately and 20 injured during sea trials aboard a russian submarine. Some of the dead/injured were from a shipbuilding company. It is believed to be possibly one of the worse accidents since the Kursk. Here's the link to the article. 202 people were aboard.

Another link via Russian News & Information Agency (RIA)

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Oberon Class sumarine becomes museum

This is a picture of the Onodaga, an Oberon class submarine. There were 3 in existance, now 1 remains and will be a museum piece. The Oberon class were constructed circa 1960's and decommed in the 1990's. If you want to see this submarine, it will be stationed at the Musee de la Mer de Pointe-au-Pere in Rimouski, Quebec. It was sold to the museum from the government for 4 bucks plus tax. The link to the article is here. DPG