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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Divers Recover Kursk Log Book

Divers retrieved a ship’s log from the sunken nuclear submarine Kursk during the underwater operation that ended this week, Deputy Prime Minister Ilya Klebanov said Thursday.

"We recovered what we could — certain notes and the log book from the fourth compartment," Interfax quoted Klebanov as saying. The log and notes were being studied, he said. He did not say when the notes were written or give any details.

Klebanov’s spokeswoman Oksana Onishchenko said the divers found only "unreadable" fragments of the log. "There was nothing related to the accident," Onishchenko said.

The log was found in a forward area more severely damaged by the blasts than the rear compartments. It was unclear whether the log was for the whole ship or just the fourth compartment.

Klebanov did not say when the log was found. Divers worked in the fourth compartment Sunday and Monday, before the operation was called off Tuesday.