Civil crew to deliver nuclear submarine for dismantling

Publish date: October 24, 2003

First time in the history of submarine decommissioning the civil crew will take care of the retired submarine’s delivery for dismantling, ITAR-TASS reported.

17 employees from Zvezdochka shipyard arrived at the navy base Vidyaevo on the Kola Peninsula to inspect thoroughly and transport the a Victor-III nuclear submarine for dismantling to Zvezdochka shipyard in Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk region. All the civil crewmembers are former submariners.

It is not clear who will finance dismantling of this submarine, the Russian Defence Ministry or Global Partnership program. Norway has already allocated money for dismantling of multipurpose nuclear submarine in Severodvinsk, Great Britain covers cutting of two more similar submarines.