A Russian military submarine designed to map and study the seafloor caught fire and killed 14 sailors, the Russian military said
A Russian research submarine designed to map and study the seafloor caught fire and killed fourteen sailors, the Russian military announced on Tuesday. The vessel was not nuclear powered but was based at the same port as Russian nuclear submarines.
The Kursk submarine that sank in 2000, killing 118 sailors in a searing tragedy, became an early test of President Putin’s leadership. The navy has been cautious with accident announcements since, and waited a day before announcing a fire that killed 14.