15 Dec 2019 10:27

Floating dry dock with old sub sinks off Sevastopol - source

SEVASTOPOL. Dec 15 (Interfax) - A floating dry dock with a decommissioned submarine sank in a bay off Sevastopol in the early of this morning, an informed source told Interfax on Sunday.

"The floating dry dock PD-16 sank in Yuzhnaya Bay early this morning. It was carrying the decommissioned submarine B-380," the source said.

The submarine has resurfaced and is afloat, he said. The dock may have sunk due to its technical condition, he said.

Interfax does not have an official confirmation yet.

The large floating dry dock PD-16 was laid down in 1938.