25 July 2011, 17:19

K19 remembered on Loch Ness

K19 remembered on Loch Ness

This month marks 50 years since the averted nuclear accident on board the Soviet nuclear-powered submarine K19 in the Norwegian Sea. Quick thinking by the crew prevented a meltdown and saved northern Europe from what would have unfolded into a seaborne Chernobyl.

This month marks 50 years since the averted nuclear accident on board the Soviet nuclear-powered submarine K19 in the Norwegian Sea. Quick thinking by the crew prevented a meltdown and saved northern Europe from what would have unfolded into a seaborne Chernobyl.

Some of the veterans of the sub, including Captain Oleg Adamov, remembered their ordeal by organizing a swim across Loch Ness in northern Scotland. The lake is known for ice-cold water, as well as Nessie.

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5 July 2011, 16:50