Against the odds, against the water and most definitely against the clock, the Brits involved now talk about their decisive role in the this weekend’s rescue of a trapped and desperate Russian submarine.
The Royal Navy-led team, which received a heroes’ welcome at Prestwick Airport, said they had repeatedly struck the mini-submarine with their remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) to reassure the Russians that a rescue was under way.
The submariners, entombed for three days in 600ft of water at the bottom of the Pacific, responded by tapping on its hull, rather than speaking, to conserve oxygen.
Go give it a gander. It’s short — too short, really, as I look forward to more.
Let’s see what the Silent Service bloggers have, shall we? Chapomatic has links to three interview stories from the stranded. Meanwhile, Lubber’s Line at Ultraquiet No More has links to several stories covering the opening of what would seem to be a great big Russian blame-storming session.