Pentagon Claims No Knowledge of Sub Collision in Barents Sea

By Christopher J. Castelli / August 14, 2000 at 5:00 AM
Russian news reports say the Russian nuclear submarine Kursk, which sank to the bottom of the Barents Sea over the weekend, was involved in a major collision, but Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. Craig Quigley told there are no indications the Kursk collided with another sub. Asked directly if a U.S. sub collided with the Oscar-class Kursk, Quigley said, "To the best of my knowledge, no." Quigley said he had no information indicating Kursk hit another submarine before sinking to...

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