Nuclear submarine 50 years of the USSR to be scrapped

Publish date: May 24, 2006

Canada sponsors dismantlement of the Russian multipurpose submarine K-38.

Zvezdochka shipyard prepares to launch dismantling of K-38 multipurpose nuclear submarine, project 671 (Victor-I), Interfax reported. The submarine is placed in the floating dock where it should prepared for spent nuclear fuel unloading.

Multirpurpose nuclear submarine K-38 joined the Russian navy in 1967. It suffered two accidents in 1984 and 1985. K-38 will be the fifth nuclear submarine, dismantlement of which is sponsored by Canada in the frames of the Global Partnership Program, Interfax reported.