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Russian Nuclear Submarine K-141 Kursk Disaster: The True Story (Weymouth)


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Eddie Neylon former Head of NATO Submarine Rescue Systems


Date and Time

06 November 2014 - 19:00-20:30


Weymouth, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the Dorset and South Wiltshire local network.

About this event

What really happened to the stricken Russian vessel, 'The Kursk K-141' during the disaster in 2000?  The vessel was launched in 1994, the length of two football pitches and four storeys high it was the largest attack submarine ever built.  Eddie will also discuss his role as head of NATO submarine rescue systems worldwide at the time of the affair, how his team was involved in the attempted rescue of the Kursk crew and some of the information that has only recently come into the public domain.


18:30 Refreshments

19:00 Lecture


Free Of Charge

Additional information

Eddie has been an Officer with the world’s Navy’s since 1968. Mainly with the British Merchant Navy but also working closely with other agencies. Eddie holds honorary ranks in the world’s Navy’s for his work in technically advancing the submarine rescue systems and for their operational readiness. Being made responsible for the NATO Submarine Rescue System since 1990 Eddie and his team of engineers developed the ‘state of the art’ rescue equipment, and, following intensive training it is now used by most of the naval forces around the world.

The team never take on any commercial work. Eddie has retired from active duty and is now Managing Director of his own Marine Consultancy company ‘Ashurst Marine Consultancy Ltd’ based in the New Forest. Eddie’s hobbies include driving steam trains and building steam engines.

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