A devastating fire on board the Losharik 'spy' submarine killed 14 crew members
The blaze could have sparked a 'catastrophe of global proportions' if it spread
The larger mothership submarine has two on board VMF-SG nuclear reactors
Chilling new claims have emerged concerning Russia's recent nuclear submarine catastrophe as a report alleges 'sabotage' has not been ruled out as a cause of the devastating fire that led to 14 deaths.
It is now reported that the inferno on the Losharik 'spy' submersible came when the vessel was docked underwater with its much larger 'mothership', not sailing free on its own.
This may explain comments at the funerals of the dead submariners - among them some of Russia's most respected sea captains - that the incident could have sparked a 'catastrophe of global proportions' if not for the selfless actions of the crew in giving their lives to stop the flames spreading.