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First stage of submersible rescue operation kicks off in Kamchatka

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MOSCOW, August 6 (RIA Novosti) - The first stage of the stricken submersible rescue operation has been launch in the Berezovaya Bay, Russian Pacific Fleet commander Viktor Fyodorov said."We have attached cables and are planning to raise [the vessel]," Fyodorov told the NTV channel.Two concrete anchors, which the deep-sea vessel had caught on, were pulled away from the seabed during the previous towing, he said.

Fyodorov added that the Tiger deep-sea apparatus helped the rescuers control the situation at a depth of 190 meters.

He also said that special vessels had powerful winches to raise the submersible to a depth which will allow divers untangle the net and rope trapping the vessel.

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