First 1997 Yankee for decommissioning

Publish date: April 18, 1997

Written by: Igor Kudrik

On April 8-10 strategic nuclear-powered submarine K-418 of Yankee class (project 667A) was transferred to the Zvezdochka yard dry dock for decommissioning. This is the first submarine to be decommissioned at Severodvinsk this year.

The K-418 was put into operation at the Northern Fleet on September 22 1970. The submarine was taken out of service in 1988-89. Defuelling was started on December 19 1996 and finished by January 27 1997.

All Yankee class submarines are to be decomissioned according to the Start arms reduction agreement.


More News

All news

The role of CCS in Germany’s climate toolbox: Bellona Deutschland’s statement in the Association Hearing

After years of inaction, Germany is working on its Carbon Management Strategy to resolve how CCS can play a role in climate action in industry. At the end of February, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action published first key points and a proposal to amend the law Kohlenstoffdioxid Speicherungsgesetz (KSpG). Bellona Deutschland, who was actively involved in the previous stakeholder dialogue submitted a statement in the association hearing.

Project LNG 2.

Bellona’s new working paper analyzes Russia’s big LNG ambitions the Arctic

In the midst of a global discussion on whether natural gas should be used as a transitional fuel and whether emissions from its extraction, production, transport and use are significantly less than those from other fossil fuels, Russia has developed ambitious plans to increase its own production of liquified natural gas (LNG) in the Arctic – a region with 75% of proven gas reserves in Russia – to raise its share in the international gas trade.