That Sinking Feeling

Back in January, Lunghu reported one of his unusual and inexplicable Russian dreams: a cryptic vignette that featured a blue-and-white motorboat as its central character.  In brief, the main elements were:

  • a blue-and-white double-ended motorboat
  • a large lake or bay
  • an accident and subsequent sinking vessel
  • Vladimir Putin and Dimitri Medvedev

For most of July, Lunghu has been occupied with other matters, so the following news item escaped attention until just recently:

On 10 July 2011, [the river cruise ship] MS Bulgaria was caught in a storm and sank in the Kuybyshev Reservoir of the Volga River near Syukeyevo, Kamsko-Ustyinsky District, Tatarstan, Russia, with 201 passengers and crew aboard. The catastrophe led to 122 confirmed deaths.

MS Bulgaria (fka Ukrainia)

As you can note from the photograph, the MS Bulgaria technically has a fantail stern rather than being designed as a double-ended hull.  Otherwise, though …

Six months later, to the day.  Does this mean that the Russian submarine fleet is safe  –for now?

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