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Sub makes rapid ascent in Indian Ocean; crew safe

Technicians investigating the cause of a subsea emergency in which a British scientist and her American pilot made a rapid ascent from 250 meters (820 feet) beneath the Indian Ocean on Tuesday now think it’s unlikely it was caused by an electrical fire, though they are yet to come to a conclusion. The pair with the British-led Nekton Mission investigating climate change off the Seychelles initiated the emergency procedure after an acrid smell of smoke seeped into the cockpit of their submersible. Neither was injured in the incident. Nekton Mission director Oliver Steeds said he hoped it would be […]

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