A heartbreaking event has just occurred. 14 sailors are said to have lost their lives after a submarine caught on fire.
"The vessel caught fire unexpectedly while the submersible was measuring sea depths in Russia’s territorial waters, the Defense Ministry said in a statement. The fire was put out thanks to the self-sacrifice of crew members although officials did not say how many sailors were aboard the vessel at the time of the blaze or how many, if any, survived," reported Fox.
The sub caught on fire during a research mission. The official cause of the fire has yet to be determined.
The vessel has since been taken to shore and is docked at the main base for Russia's northern fleet. The sub in question is reportedly the nuclear-powered AS-12 Losharik.
"The Losharik, a relatively new ship which entered service in 2010, is the most advanced and most obscure Russian submarine. It's named after a Soviet-era cartoon character, a toy horse made of small spheres," reported Fox.
The submarine that caught on fire is a famous sub in the Russian fleet. It reportedly can dive over 4 times as deep as most regular vessels.
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