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............. Maybe it'll be intact.

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

Published October 21, 2011

| NewsCore

Print
Email
Share
Comments

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.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/10...#ixzz1bR0xq6U7