Preparations For Installation Of 12th Gripper Underway On Kursk's Hull

Experts are currently conducting preparations for installation of the 12th gripper into the guide in the Kursk's hull, Chief of the press service at the Russian Northern Fleet Vladimir Navrotsky was quoted as saying. In his words, the 11th gripper was installed on Friday at 7:30 a.m. Moscow time, a group of divers is currently conducting preparatory works on the hull of the Kursk submarine for installation of the 12th gripper. A deep water diving bell has been positioned on the floor of the Barents Sea. There is only one diver in it now, other two divers are currently working on the sub's hull. According to the experts from the Semyon Dezhnev hydrographic vessel, the weather conditions in the operation zone are favourable: velocity of the North Western wind is 4-5 mps, sea swell - 2 points.

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