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August 27, 2000 | ROBYN DIXON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In May, a group of officers from Russia's Northern Fleet participated in an exercise that they hoped never would be needed: a submarine rescue operation. An old, decommissioned submarine was sunk on an even keel, and Russia's rescue submersibles went to work. Four attempts to dock with the submarine failed, but the official report on the exercise said that it had been a success. The rescue operation for the sunken nuclear submarine Kursk this month was more demanding.
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August 27, 2000 | ROBYN DIXON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In May, a group of officers from Russia's Northern Fleet participated in an exercise that they hoped never would be needed: a submarine rescue operation. An old, decommissioned submarine was sunk on an even keel, and Russia's rescue submersibles went to work. Four attempts to dock with the submarine failed, but the official report on the exercise said that it had been a success. The rescue operation for the sunken nuclear submarine Kursk this month was more demanding.
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