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An innovative new cutting system — consisting of a special cut- ting wire equipped with cutting brushed coated with abrasive metal, connected to a hydraulic system — was devised by Smit to remove the heavily damaged bow section and increase the sta- bility of the vessel for recovery. It took 10 days to cut off the bow.

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Raising Kursk required unprecedented innovation and cooperation. The precision controlled lift took nearly 10 hours, after five intense months of preparation, and benefitted from good luck from Mother


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