. Military Space News .

Russian officer hangs himself on nuclear submarine
by Staff Writers
Saint Petersburg (AFP) Feb 13, 2012

A Russian naval officer committed suicide by hanging himself onboard a nuclear submarine based at the northwestern port of Murmansk, a navy spokesman said Monday.

"Lieutenant Maxim Galkin, the head of the torpedo group on the Gepard submarine hung himself in his cabin," the spokesman for the navy's Northern Fleet told AFP.

"The officer did not leave any note explaining his action. An inquiry has been launched," spokesman Alexander Kuratov said.

Galkin, 24, had not seemed depressed before his suicide on Friday night, mass circulation Komsomolskaya Pravda reported earlier Monday, citing crew members. He left behind a wife and one-year-old child.

The Northern Fleet has been hit by a series of minor accidents and a deadly disaster in August 2000 that killed 118 seamen when the Kursk nuclear submarine caught fire and exploded while at sea.

Related Links
Naval Warfare in the 21st Century

Get Our Free Newsletters Via Email
Buy Advertising Editorial Enquiries


. Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

India rejoins the nuclear submarine league
New Delhi (UPI) Jan 5, 2012
India officially rejoined the nuclear submarine operators' club when the Russian manufacturers handed over to an Indian crew the Nerpa, in Russia's far east. The crew will set sail for India toward the end of January in the 8,000-ton submarine that will be renamed Chakra, The Times of India said. Nuclear submarines are operated also by the United States, Russia, Britain, France a ... read more

India says missile shield test a success

Israel conducts 'final test' on Arrow anti-missile system

Pakistan says US drone attacks "counter productive"

Pakistan Al-Qaeda chief 'killed by US drone'

IAF plans to induct more drones in fleet

Pakistan Al-Qaeda chief 'killed by US drone'

Harris wins follow-on Aussie radio deal

Russia to increase number of fighters in test flights

US military loosens rules on women in combat units

US Air National Guard Deploys to Afghanistan With LITENING G4 Pods

Northrop Grumman Delivers Next Gen Automatic Test System to US Army

South Africa opposition wants probe of Madagascar arms deals

Israel's spending cuts hits defense sector

Swiss minister unaware of Gripen criticism: spokeswoman

HAL prepares to manufacture Rafale combat jet in India

Commentary: 'Global power gone'

China VP warns against US military focus

Police chief defection rumours spark China intrigue

No war with China in near future

Stanford engineers weld nanowires with light

Reducing ion exchange particles to nano-size shows big potential

Nanorod-Assembled Order Affects Diffusion Rate and Direction

Memory Foam Mattress Review

Newsletters :: SpaceDaily Express :: SpaceWar Express :: TerraDaily Express :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News


The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2012 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement