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Sub's Nose Section Raised From Sea Floor

THE WORLD | IN BRIEF / RUSSIA

June 18, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

The Russian navy has lifted a large fragment of the nose section of the nuclear submarine Kursk from the floor of the Barents Sea, officials said.

The Kursk exploded and sank in August 2000, killing all 118 people aboard. The bulk of the vessel was raised last October.

The Kursk's fore section, which was mangled by powerful explosions, was sawed off and had remained on the sea floor because of fears it might break off and destabilize the earlier operation.

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