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I don't know if you guys remember the Kursk - a Russian nuclear submarine which crashed to the bottom, when all international offers to help save the crew were refused ? Well, it was eventually decided to raise this gigantic beast, with the contract being awarded to a Dutch Heavy-Lift specialist. I once has a sailing buddy who was First Mate on a Dutch Heavy-Lift Ship (the sort of ship which carried other ships as deck cargo) - so I had a particular interest in seeing this film.

If you like watching massive, and very demanding engineering projects, you'll love this one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQJ6IMREvz8
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LJ - "you'll love this one." :thumbsup: and thanks

The heave compensation system was enormous with imaginative linear compensation. Do you know why the decided to recover the Kiirsk? Nukes?
 

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LJ - "you'll love this one." :thumbsup: and thanks

The heave compensation system was enormous with imaginative linear compensation. Do you know why the decided to recover the Kiirsk? Nukes?
The Soviet Union used to dump nuclear waste in the Barents Sea. They used to dump old sub reactors in there, too. So I imagine they are not so concerned with possible radiation in the sea.
https://e360.yale.edu/features/radioactivity_in_the_ocean_diluted_but_far_from_harmless

Built by Chelomei/NPO Mashinostroenia, the bulging 10 m Granit missile has swept-back wings and tail, weighs around 7,000 kilograms and can be fitted with either a 750 kg HE warhead, a FAE warhead, or a 500 kt thermonuclear warhead
The Kursk carried 24 missiles when it sank following a torpedo explosion during an exercise on 12 August 2000. The Russian navy was extremely concerned about possible NATO attempts to recover a missile and guarded the site of the wreck throughout the recovery effort. The missiles were recovered intact following a $65 million salvage operation.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P-700_Granit

Russian divers probably stripped all sensitive data and engineering out of it before this contract was signed.
The sad thing is one of the officers wrote a note two hours after it sank and said 23 survivors were on board.
https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/navy-ships/a23494010/kursk-submarine-disaster/
 

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