THE KURSK OPERATION SUSPENDED

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RTR, Vesti, August 24, 2001, 11:00

The Kursk submarine salvage operation in the Barents Sea has been suspended again. The situation has become very dangerous because of a strong storm at sea. Divers had to suspend the operation. At present, the storm is a factor 5 gale, with windspeed of 20 meters per second. This is the fourth suspension of the operation since the start of the week. The staff of the Northern Fleet hopes that the operation will continue on August 25.

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