The submarine K-278 “Komsomolets”Frame: hi video.no
Case in front of the sunken in the Norwegian sea Soviet nuclear submarine (SSN) K-278 “Komsomolets” damaged, reports The Barents Observer.
“Photos and videos you take with a remotely controlled underwater vehicle, demonstrating a great damage to the hull in front of the submarine. Here are two torpedoes with nuclear warheads,” writes the Norwegian newspaper.
The Barents Observer recalls that the half-life of plutonium-239 is about 24 thousand years, and notes that “two plutonium warheads can corrode in a chemical process with a titanium hull of a submarine”.
In July it was reported that the maximum level of radiation in the ventilation pipe of reactor compartment of the submarine in 800 thousand times higher than normal, but not a threat to fisheries. Subsequently, a military expert Alexei Leonov admitted that in the course of the work the Norwegians reactivated submarine.
The submarine K-278 Komsomolets, project 685 “Fin” sank on 7 April 1989 at a depth of 1680 metres, 180 km South of Bear island in the Norwegian sea. Of the 69 who were on the submarine 42 people were killed. The disaster has sparked a fire in the seventh compartment of the submarine. “Komsomolets” holds the record for dives (1027 meters). The submarine has a nuclear power plant and two torpedoes with plutonium warheads.
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