“ There iron heaps " in bulk lie;Results of inspection “ Kursk “
“ There iron heaps " in bulk lie;
Yesterday in Petersburg TSKB “ the Ruby “ has passed the next session of the governmental commission on investigation of causes of accident on the nuclear submarine “ Kursk “. The commission has published results of research of the metal fragments lifted by deep-operating vehicles “ the World “ from a bottom of Barents sea. Sensations have not occurred: parts of foreign submarines on a place of accident it is not revealed. Though it, according to committee-men, does not mean that they there are not present.
Following the results of commission session its chairman Ilya Klebanov has declared that devices “ the World “ surveyed territory in 60 square miles round a boat. By words vitse - the premiere, the lifted fragments confirm assumptions of how events at the moment of accident developed. At the same time they do not give the grounds to recognise one of three existing versions about causes of accident of the most probable.
the commission was convinced, mister Klebanov continued that in a nasal part of a boat there was an explosion. Then the submarine has passed 400 more metres, has hit a nose about a bottom, and there was a second explosion. The interval between explosions has made 135 seconds, their total force - 2 tons in a trotyl equivalent. As the reasons of the first explosion on - former variants of collision, a supernumerary situation in the first compartment (for example, a fire) or blasting on a mine are considered.
Making comments on the version about collision, the head of the commission has declared that parts of other submarines among the found fragments it is not revealed. But, in - the first, fragments, and in - the second, in a surveyed square are identified not all, mister Klebanov considers, fragments of other boats cannot be even theoretically: if they also lie at the bottom, much further from “ Kursk “. These territories will be surveyed later. The version about torpedo explosion is fulfilled now on range near St.-Petersburg, on Ladoga lake: torpedoes of this kind place in extreme conditions, but, by words vitse - a premiere while state of emergency has not occurred to one of them.
devices “ the World “ have photographed a detailed picture of destructions on “ Kursk “. The device has visited the first compartment and has glanced in the second as the partition between them is absent. Shootings have shown a catastrophic picture of destructions which, according to the commission, is observed up to the fifth compartment. It means that more than 90 crewmen were lost still before the ship has hit about a bottom. “ there iron heaps " in bulk lie; - has told vitse - the prime minister. By the way, a part of the lifted fragments of a boat to journalists have shown.
mister Klebanov has confirmed that operation on evacuation of bodies of submariners will begin on October, 18th. Right after that as the Norwegian sea platform “ Regalia “ will stop over “ Kursk “ descent of the first " will begin; bells “ for opening of the ninth compartment. Negotiations about boat lifting in the meantime proceed. Dialogue with the Belgian experts, but, most likely, most successfully develops operation will be performed by an alliance of the several foreign companies from the different countries. Journalists have asked mister Klebanov how be not to lift with requests of relatives of victims a body separately from a boat. “ I was in Vidjaevo where all 500 relatives asked the president to lift bodies, - have answered vitse - the prime minister, - and now ask not all “.
ELENA - KONNOVA, St.-Petersburg