The Russians had an accident in one of their deep diving titanium submersibles operated by GUGI. 14 reported dead and they are towing it back to base, which means they most likely scrammed the reactor. Losharik is roughly equivalent to the old US NR-1 boat that has been retired; it gets carried to work by converted Delta 3/4 boomers to do secret squirrel stuff on the bottom of the ocean - recovery, hydrophone emplacement, etc. The Russians are big on setting up hydrophones all over the Arctic ocean floor; they don't like US boomers or even attack boats being there. 14 dead represents about half or more of the total crew, though there may been a heavy crew for a training mission since this was is Russian waters on the continental shelf and its max depth is like 2500-3000 meters. Very odd that they are actually reporting on such an asset, given their history with such things and the nature of the asset. Makes me think it's some kind of lie or cover. RIP to the sailors.
Edited by Josh, 02 July 2019 - 1549 PM.