>More About Alrosa Incident

>After the incident on board of the submarine B-871 Alrosa, Russia is left without any operational submarine in the Black Sea.

Currently Russian Black Sea Fleet has two submarines. One is the Kilo class (Type 877) Alrosa and the other is Tango class B-380. The later is undergoing a lengthy modernization period and is not available for immediate service.

The extend of the Alrosa’s mishap is not made public yet. Therefore it can only be speculated how long she will remain out of service. But giving the status of the Russian naval shipbuilding industry this can be a long period.

RiaNovosti has an interesting article about the accident.

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