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US Submarine Gets Stuck In Arctic Ice, Russian Helicopter Flies Around It (Video) – OpEd


The first rule for American submarines spying on the Russians in the Arctic is don’t get stuck in ice when going up for fresh air.

And this is what precisely a US Seawolf submarine did, went up and got completely stuck in Arctic ice, which according to CNN and the NYT shouldn’t be there.

So who came to help? The Russians dispatched an MI8 Helicopter to observe the situation, was able to locate it quickly thanks to a red flare the US sub coughed up next to it.

We are certainly not experts in the espionage game, but we will go ahead and classify the spying activities of this particular US sub as unsuccessful.

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5 thoughts on “US Submarine Gets Stuck In Arctic Ice, Russian Helicopter Flies Around It (Video) – OpEd

  • June 6, 2017 at 2:41 pm


    Submarines conduct surfacing exercises in the Arctic Ocean all the time, including through the ice pack. In fact, they take scientists up there all the time with the express intent to conduct Arctic testing, charting, and experiments. That’s all this is. “…going up for fresh air” is a bit of a stretch for submarines that generate all the air they need while underway.

    And why does the helmet shown in the picture of a “Russian Mi-8 helicopter” showing English letters and numbers instead of Cyrillic characters?

    And when are news agencies like CNN and NYT the authority on when and where U.S. submarines should and should not be?

    Really? Enquiring retired submariners who have been on IceEx deployments wanna know.

    • June 8, 2017 at 4:30 am

      Amen. Clearly written by the uninformed/unqualified.

    • June 9, 2017 at 2:00 am


      And why assume it’s “stuck”? Most of the boat is still under the ice.

      And the “flare” next to the sail – isn’t that a sea dye marker or something similar? Since when do flares leave dye marks? Not a flare expert but…

  • June 8, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    Sources? Interestingly enough this boat looks surprisingly like this:

    Damage to the sail, the eerily similar cover clearly beside the 688i class sail sticking out of the ice, no dates or other information provided on the video, no sources for the claim that it is a Seawolf class, etc.

    Not sure how Eurasia Review verifies its news sources, but this opinion piece seems to be written by journalist that needs a lesson on fact-checking and research.

  • June 9, 2017 at 5:21 am

    Not the sail of the Seawolf


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