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Hi all

The news that follows has just been sent to me by news update I think you may find it interesting, I have done a quick search but not found anymore as yet.

The story as copied here can be found at:
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And so far as at 10-25am GMT it reads
Tuesday, March 23, 2004 10:13 AM


CRUISER COULD EXPLODE


Russia's nuclear battle cruiser Peter the Great has been rushed back to port because it is at risk of exploding at any time, the head of Russia's fleet has said.

Admiral Vladimir Kuroyedov ordered the measure after a tour of the ship during naval exercises in the Barents Sea.


"The ship is in such a condition that it may blow up any minute," Admiral Kuroyedov said.

"It is especially dangerous since the vessel is equipped with a nuclear reactor," he added.

Admiral Kuroyedov did not specify which port the cruiser was taken to.

It is normally based near the northern port of Murmansk.


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Hi All

Here is the news from Reuters news service,

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The head of the Russian navy on Tuesday ordered the Northern Fleet's nuclear-powered flagship, "Peter the Great," into dock, saying it was in such a poor state it could blow up at any time, Interfax news agency said.
"The ship is in such a condition that it may blow up any minute," the agency quoted Admiral Vladimir Kuroyedov as saying. "It is especially dangerous since the vessel is equipped with a nuclear reactor," Kuroyedov said, adding he came to this conclusion when visiting the vessel last week.

Kuroyedov made his alarming comments about the cruiser, whose 20 cruise missiles can be equipped with nuclear warheads, as President Vladimir Putin was due to meet top brass in Moscow about social conditions for servicemen.

Kuroyedov gave the crew of the ship two weeks to fix up unspecified problems on board, which he made clear were connected with maintenance of the nuclear reactor. He said he discovered problems when inspecting the ship last week.

"In areas where admirals walk around it looks all right, but in places they do not visit, the situation is such that it (the ship) may explode any minute," he said. "I mean among other things maintaining the nuclear reactor."

In 2003, "Peter the Great," which frequently hosts top officials including Putin himself, was declared the Fleet's model ship.

Kuroyedov made his remarks after the popular daily newspaper Kommersant published an article Tuesday saying the reason for bringing the ship into dock was the result of a power struggle among top Russian admirals.

Kommersant said Kuroyedov unexpectedly told the crew last week that their ship was going into dock

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hi graham,
what ever became of this do you know ?
 i havent heard anything else about it.

that is kind of scary to think that it could just explode like that.
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Hi Wills

Good point actually, I heard she had got to harbour then to be quite honest nothing will have to check later and post.

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