Visit RT to read stories on the fire that broke out on a Russian deep-sea submersible, including breaking news and latest updates. The incident took place on July 1st 2019, as the research vessel was in Russian territorial waters – find details on how the events unfolded on RT. 14 sailors are dead after suffocating from heavy smoke; the rest of the crew managed to put out the fire and take the submersible to a naval base located near Severomorsk – read more on that on RT. Find official statements on the fire, including the ones from the Russian Navy chief Nikolay Evmenov, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, and Russian president Vladimir Putin. According to him, two of the deceased sailors were ‘Heroes of Russia’ – which is the highest award of the nation. An investigation is underway; stay with RT to be updated on the news about it.