Sunday, August 07, 2005

Russian submariners rescued

Britannia proves once again that she's still a sovereign of the seas. A British remote-piloted submersible has managed to cut loose the cables that had snared a Russian bathyscathe allowing them to return to the surface after being trapped over 600 feet down for 2 days. I have to hand it to the Russian Defense Minister for putting this episode into just the right light:

::::::::Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov, who went to Kamchatka to supervise the operation, praised the international efforts.

"We have seen in deeds, not in words, what the brotherhood of the sea means."