Moscow, July 4, Interfax - A memorial service for members of the crew of a deep-water research vehicle, who died in the Barents Sea on July 1, was held at the Kronstadt Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas the Miracle-Maker, the main church of the Russian Navy, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Thursday.
"The names of the submariners who died aboard the Russian Navy's scientific-research deep-water vehicle, will be perpetuated on the walls of the Cathedral on a black marble memorial plaque in accordance with the memorial tradition established since the creation of the cathedral," the ministry said.
The service was attended by the naval personnel stationed in Kronstadt and St. Petersburg.
The incident occurred in Russia's territorial waters of the Barents Sea on July 1. The vehicle had been researching the ocean bottom in the interests of the Navy. Fourteen crew members died, all from St. Petersburg and Leningradskaya Region.