Clowns & Jokers

Stuck in the middle.... Left, right, centre. It's a mess out there.

Monday, August 08, 2005

  • Rescued Just in Time

  • Such a nice story with a happy ending for a change..Commander Riches (very top) was in charge of the Scotland-based Royal Navy team (top) whose remote-controlled undersea vessel freed the stranded submarine. The Russian craft was trapped 190 metres beneath the surface for three days after becoming caught on a fishing line. The UK team's Scorpio robot cut the vessel free as the seven crew (above) on board faced running out of oxygen within hours. Speaking at Glasgow's Prestwick Airport, Commander Riches said some of the rescuers had been overcome by emotion when the sub finally rose to the surface. "At that moment when the rescue vehicle arrived on the surface, I can't ever explain to you properly the feeling of elation," he said


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