"Nerpa" Investigating Officers Debarred
“They speak too freely”, - the head officers commented on the decision
VLADIVOSTOK. 19 November. VOSTOK-MEDIA. There were more sufferers on the submarine “Nerpa” than declared officially. Earlier, 21 were reported to suffocate on the submarine. Today, Marina Radaeva, the press secretary of the Amurskiy Shipbuilding Company, clarified that 41 are being medically treated, 15 of which are in the medical unit of the Amurskiy Shipbuilding Company and the “Vostok” factory and 26 are in the hospital of Fokino. Engineers and sailors are in grave condition, though, they are reported to feel well.
Wife of one of the engineers visited him in the hospital and saw what condition the suffered people are. Many of them are frost-bitten and need expensive medical treatment. The Labour Union Leader of the factory “Zvezda”, Olga Skripko, says that the “Zvezda” and “Era” labour unions decided to raise funds to help the sufferers. By now, they have raised more than 70 thousand rubles. She thinks that by Thursday when they are going to give money to suffered sailors and engineers this amount will have been raised.
Labour Unions suppose that the Head Officers of the Pacific Fleet dismissed several officers because “they speak too freely”.
The Submarine “Nerpa” will have been put out to sea since November, 20 and engineering tests will go on afterwards.
Tragedy on the submarine “Nerpa” happened on November, 8. There were 20 suffocated because of the Freon gas that was injected after the fire system turned on. At that time there were 208 people, 81 of which were military personnel.
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