ORT, Novosti, August 22, 2001, 15:00
Divers have to replace each other every two hours because of complicated weather conditions. Currently they clear the fourth compartment from obstacles. The staff of the North Fleet said that it’s dangerous to cut the hull of the submarine in such weather. As of now, the storm in the Barents Sea has reach four balls. Nevertheless, the command of the Russian Navy has confirmed that the operation will continue.