6 The Cruiser That Never Gave Up

The Cruiser That Never Gave Up

Posted on May 16, 2013 by team

The militarymen assured the Norwgians that the ship was harmless, but there has been found 400 tons of fuel in its holds! When experts of recycling technologies came aboard the vessel to develop the plan of its cutting, all this fuel suddenly spilled into the water and killed all fishes around. Yeah, this ship had a real Russian character!

It could be sent back to Russia and become a museum exhibit but nobody wants to finance it.

The Norwegians wanted to remove this “ecological bomb” from their terriotry no matter what and finally won this battle.

Now the operation is almost complete. In April  «AF Decom» company finished to build the dam around the cruiser. By the middle of May they pumped almost all the water out from the dock and started to cut the body of the ship.

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6 Responses to “The Cruiser That Never Gave Up”

  1. RB says:

    why did they have to take it apart a wee bit of paint and she would have been good as new?

  2. MaLV says:

    Excellent story and pictures!
    You learn something new everyday.

  3. Boris says:

    What a sad fate for such a fine ship…

  4. mis says:

    It’s hard to believe that this cofferdam structure, even after removal, is less damaging to the local environment than simply leaving the wreak in place, especially after it has already leaked all of its oil.

    I’m also curious as to how the wreck went from being nearly on its side to upright. Was there an earlier salvage effort?

  5. Uroš says:

    Great story, but not true. There were 2 Murmanks ships and this is a mix of their both stories. One was from the forties in Soviet navy and one from the fifties onward. The first one was really called Milwaukee and from USA from WWI but was crapped in 1949. Second one was built by SSSR in 1953 and sunk in 1994 in Norway…

  6. MAXDMG says:

    What a waste… Norway can repare it for museum(like its sistership Mikhail Kutuzov)…

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