Posted on December 13, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
The Russian Missile Submarine, CHITA sank during the evening hours of December the 11th while transiting through the Vostok Bay.
The 72-meter long submarine, which once had been part of Russia’s Pacific Russian Fleet, was being towed from Vladivostok to Nakhodka for dismantling when the incident occurred.
While we don’t know exactly what reasons led to the vessel sinking, initial reports suggest that the submarine remains currently partially above the waterline, with the vessel’s stern resting on the seafloor.
Thankfully, the vessel had been towed without any crew or fuel onboard the submarine at the time.
The Navy, still responsible for the decommissioning of the vessel, will have to attempt to refloat and transport the sunken vessel to a dismantling yard.
These last 24 hours have been rather unlucky for the Russian armed forces. Just yesterday we witnessed a catastrophic fire onboard Russia’s only aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, that saw 11 people injured, 6 of them critically, and 3 missing.
Adding to the list of disasters, a Mi-28 Night Hunter military helicopter crashed in the south of Russia, killing two officers belonging to the 4th Red Banner Army Air Force