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Russia / Trapped Submarine / Flynn Interview #798827

CNN Evening News for Friday, Aug 05, 2005
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(Studio: Heidi Collins) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Barbara Starr) The race against time to save a Russian mini-submarine trapped on the Pacific Ocean floor off the Russian coast featured; map shown; scenes shown of US Navy personnel loading to go to Russia on a rescue mission. [Russian Navy spokesman Dmitry BURMISTOV†- {thru translator} says the propeller tangled with a fishing net trapping the vessel in deep water.] [Navy Deep Submergence Unit Cmdr. Kent VAN HORN†- comments on the need to cut the cable away.] The sinking in 1999 of the Russian submarine Kursk in the Barents Sea with all 118 submariners dying recalled. A recent submarine rescue exercise recalled.

(Studio: Heidi Collins) Live interview held with "Cry from the Deep" author Ramsey Flynn about the submersible rescue. [From Wilmington, Delaware, FLYNN - says it is a small vessel with limited oxygen capacity for the seven men; states the key issue is to get them untangled & that Russia is not equipped to rescue their own vessel.]

Collins, Heidi;
Starr, Barbara

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