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Starbuck
10-21-2011, 12:33 PM
A ship carrying six divers in a hyperbaric recompression chamber sank. The poor guys were in there recovering from a dive when the dive boat went down.

They are going to try to get the chamber off the deck and back up.............:confused: Maybe it'll be intact.


Six Divers Trapped on Sea Bottom After Ship Sinks Off Iranian Coast

Published October 21, 2011

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LAVAN ISLAND, Persian Gulf -- Six divers were trapped 70 meters below the surface of the sea Friday after a ship carrying 72 people sank in bad weather off the coast of Iran.

The diving support vessel Koosha 1 is thought to have sunk at around 5:30pm local time Thursday, off the Persian Gulf island of Lavan.

Rescue teams saved 60 lives, while five people drowned and one is unaccounted for, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.

The vessel apparently went down nose first with such speed that the crew did not have chance to issue a distress signal.

High winds were hampering efforts Friday to save six the trapped saturation divers, who have been underwater in a hyperbaric recompression chamber that is bolted onto the deck for more than 18 hours.

Their survival depends upon the seals remaining intact and a continuing supply of the mix of oxygen, nitrogen and helium that they breathe.

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