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Old 08-11-2017, 06:45 AM   #1
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Default UC3 Nautilus has sunk - Madsen rescued - charged with murder of journalist

Breaking radio silence to inform you all that last night Peter Madsen and his crew encountered a problem with the ballast tank in the Nautilus which developed into a major issue and unfortunately the submarine sunk.
Peter has been rescued, however the status of the other people who were with him are unknown.

https://translate.google.co.uk/trans...f-det-men-okay

My best wishes to Peter at this difficult time and I hope that if there are others missing that they are found swiftly and Nautilus is able to be refloated in due course.
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Old 08-11-2017, 06:50 AM   #2
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Not the best news to wake up to on my extended weekend
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Old 08-11-2017, 06:57 AM   #3
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I imagine this having far reaching implications for Peter.
Not only the Sub very dear to him as living proof of what you can do if you set your mind to it, but it also served a central purpose in his space rocket launch campaign this summer...talk about double trouble...
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:16 AM   #4
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Just seen the news. Glad to see that Peter is back on dry land and hope that he is OK. Must be a great shock and an even greater grief for him. But hopefully he'll bounce back in the usual Madsen style.

All the best to you Peter if you are reading this. Good luck to you.
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:58 AM   #5
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Here's a link with pictures and confirmation nobody went down with the sub but the Police have yet to confirm the whereabouts of the female reporter.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nati...166643712.html
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:08 AM   #6
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Here's a link with pictures and confirmation nobody went down with the sub but the Police have yet to confirm the whereabouts of the female reporter.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nati...166643712.html

https://www.welt.de/politik/ausland/...fgetaucht.html

Not sunk, says German media, Dived with it
with limkol, Neal Stevens and Peter Madsen as crew in 2005 in Kopenhagen.
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:53 AM   #7
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Conflicting news reports... first stuff said it sank with hatches open...

http://cphpost.dk/news/massive-rescu...n-harbour.html

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UPDATE: Rescue effort halted – missing submarine found in good condition
‘Nautilus’ ran into technical problems and couldn’t return to its docks

The comprehensive search for the missing submarine ‘Nautilus’ has been ceased after it was found heading towards shore in Køge Bay.

According to the Defence, the submarine experienced some technical difficulties last night and was unable to return to dock.
I was shocked to see this in my Google News feed this morning when I went to update the Naval News. Talk about hitting close to home.
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:55 AM   #8
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IIRC the Alvin submersible also sank while being towed and was recovered almost a year later just to be put right back into service. Maybe the sub can be salvaged as well.

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Old 08-11-2017, 08:56 AM   #9
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https://www.welt.de/politik/ausland/...fgetaucht.html

Not sunk, says German media, Dived with it
with limkol, Neal Stevens and Peter Madsen as crew in 2005 in Kopenhagen.
Update: per 14:38 same source says u boat indeed sunk due to ballast tank problems:
https://www.welt.de/politik/ausland/...fgegangen.html

I am very sorry for Peter Madsen.
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Yeah, ABC News quotes Peter as saying the same:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/...hagen-49152539

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"I am fine but sad because Nautilus went down," he told Denmark's TV2 channel. Madsen said "a minor problem with a ballast tank ... turned into a major issue" that ultimately caused the vessel — considered the largest privately-built of its kind in the world — to sink.

"It took about 30 seconds for Nautilus to sink and I couldn't close any hatches or anything. But I guess that was pretty good because I otherwise still would have been down there."
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Old 08-11-2017, 12:06 PM   #11
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So sad to hear, i hope all are well. Will look for more info.
Only good news is Oberon has surfaced.

edit: german link says the journalist left the boat a day before the sinking
"Weshalb das U-Boot sank, war zunächst unklar. „Er sagte uns, dass der Journalist, der sich auch an Bord befunden hatte, am Donnerstagabend abgeladen worden sei“, sagte Damgaard der Nachrichtenagentur AP."
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It was breaking news in the morning. Saw and heard about it when I changed TV-station to my News Channel.

Have been at work for some hours, I was curious to see how the situation had developed, read the news in Sweden and Denmark, and saw this on a Danish News page

(Svensk journalist forsvundet: Ubådsejer sigtet for drab(Danish)=
Swedish journalist disappeared: Submarine Owner charged with murder

(Peter Madsen er sigtet for drab på den kvinde, der forsvandt fra hans ubåd) =
Peter Madsen is charged with the killing of the woman who disappeared from his submarine.

Not what I liked to read. I hope there is some kind of misunderstanding.

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Old 08-11-2017, 03:23 PM   #13
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A marker buoy has been placed over the site of the wreck:

https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais...147715/zoom:14

It's currently being guarded by the Danish navy, and I believe some SAR are in the area. Peter has been arrested from what I can tell, since unfortunately a young Swedish journalist is missing. Peter says that he'd dropped her off at Refshale island before the boat sank so hopefully she'll turn up soon.
I believe that the Nautilus isn't down that far, and I think the plan is to try and raise her on Saturday since divers haven't been able to get into her.

Danish article translated by google here:

https://translate.google.co.uk/trans...3Dcurrent_news
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Wow. Speechless. I'm hoping she turns up soon, for her sake and his.
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Old 08-11-2017, 04:23 PM   #15
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http://gizmodo.com/swedish-journalis...ine-1797750907

The journalist was writing a piece for Wired magazine.

No she wasn't, says Wired....
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