The Russian nuclear-powered submarine “Eagle” lost speed off the coast of Denmark during the transition from St. Petersburg to the Kola Peninsula, report on their Facebook page sailors of the 3rd Squadron of the Danish Navy. Information confirmed and the Norwegian Barents Observer.
According to the newspaper, the incident occurred when a group of Russian ships, which included the Orel submarine, the Vice-Admiral Kulakov anti-submarine ship, and the Altai military tugboat, were in the waters east of the Danish city of Aarhus.
As noted by The Barents Observer, Russian ships were returning from a large naval parade that took place in St. Petersburg on 25 July. Once near the island of Seiero, the submarine lost speed.
“One of the escort passages from the Baltic Sea will go down in history as dramatic and exciting when the Oscar II class Orel nuclear assault submarine had engine problems and she stood firmly in the waters off Seiero Island,” the Danish Navy said in a statement. posted on Facebook.
It is noted that the cruiser began to drift towards the Seiero Island, when about two nautical miles remained to go to land. Danish sailors also stressed that they are ready to provide assistance to the cruiser crew by radio, but the Russian side refused this.
“We closely followed the situation on the submarine, and it reminded us of the plot of the movie“ The Hunt for Red October ”, when we saw a lot of people on the front deck of the ship,” explained the sailors of the 3rd Squadron of the Danish Navy.