In a deteriorating environment, what factor is first to kill? The tragedy of the Kursk submarine accident.

In a deteriorating environment, what factor is first to kill? The tragedy of the Kursk submarine accident.

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Specialist
Edinburgh
Monday, November 27, 2017
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In 2000 the Russian submarine The Kursk suffered a catastrophic accident that sent it crashing to the bottom of the Barents Sea. The few men that survived this initial event were trapped in the final two aft compartments. Multiple key environmental factors were deteriorating during the next few fateful days, from oxygen levels to ambient temperature. With some basic number crunching it is possible to ascertain which of these factors caused the deaths of those submariners.

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