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To: james500

Can anyone explain why the sub was winched to just below the surface and then the divers brought the two submariners out?


31 posted on 12/04/2006 10:25:06 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: BradyLS
Buoyancy and weight. The crew is valued and the sub is materiel.
33 posted on 12/04/2006 10:33:18 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhauling is a sensible solution to mutiny.)
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To: BradyLS

Basically because it was safer to do that.

The most dangerous part of the extraction is when the vehicle is lifted out of the water onto the deck. It is no longer supported by the water and no longer has bouyancy to help with its weight - and so if a cable is going to break that's when it is most likely to happen. So they got them out before risking it.


35 posted on 12/04/2006 11:50:26 PM PST by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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