Hot off the press, just minutes old, and sure to be the subject of the week…
This might’ve also been what was fired upon by the Finnish Navy back in April. Underwater depth charges were released after suspicious movement was detected. It could be that it was successfully hit with one (or more) and the Russian submarine became severely damaged and scuttled itself, with crew on board.
Please see the Swedish news source for a live feed at this moment in time.
A wrecked mini-submarine was found last week in waters off of Sweden’s eastern coast, media in Sweden reported on July 27. Authorities believe it is a Russian model, primarily because of Cyrillic letters on the hull. They have not disclosed the exact location of the wreckage, but say it is around 1.5 nautical miles from the Swedish coast.
“We are 110 percent sure that it is within Swedish waters” said Dennis Åsberg, a member of Ocean X Team which made the discovery.
Reports say the sub is some 60 feet long and 10 feet wide, and holds a crew of three to six men.
Since the hatches are unopened, experts believe the crew perished inside the vessel sometime after it crashed. “The submarine is completely intact, has no visible damage to the hull and the hatches are closed. Therefore do we fear that the crew members were not able to save themselves when the sub went down,” said Ocean X diver Stefan Hogeborn.
Security consultants say the submarine has not been crashed long, and speculate that it was part of an unsuccessful secret test or mission. “I imagine it has been tested and failed,” said security consultant Joakim von Braun.
Full article: Russian Submarine Wreck Found in Sweden’s Territorial Waters (The Trumpet)