The operation to hoist the sunken nuclear submarine Kursk from the bottom of the Barents Sea can start October 7 or 8, President of Mammoet company Frans van Seumeren told a Wednesday press conference in Murmansk. Initially, the operation was to begin on October 4 or 5 but was postponed because of bad weather. As of today, divers have managed to attach lifting devices only to six of the holes that were cut in the submarine's hull. Van Seumeren hopes that the weather, which has somewhat cleared up, will allow divers to attach more lifting devices on Wednesday than in the previous days. More stormy weather has been predicted for Thursday.