Mayak, Novosti, September 7, 2001, 12:00
The operation to cut off the first compartment of the Kursk submarine has been carried out according to the schedule. The underwater saw was stopped on September 7 in order to replace the cutting element. The operation resumed a few hours later. It is possible that the first compartment will be cut off from the submarine by September 8 if the weather does not worsen. The raising of the Kursk submarine will start on September 15. The weather on the site of the operation does not create serious problems for divers. The wind speed is six meters per second.