The Klimovs started to walk across where the lowboy was about to back into position, but the naval official stopped them in time.
Neither of its nuclear reactors was operating, defense and naval officials said, according to Russian news agencies.
Later, when it was clear all crewmembers were dead, naval officials said the crew had died instantly.
By the 1972, he became a senior naval official.
"I have just received word that a number of American naval officials cannot be located in Washington."
Then, naval officials said they needed to approve the revised dates.
"Today is May 21," a naval official declared to a camera videotaping the event.
A senior naval official said the Navy faced several risks in defending the gulf region.
There was still no commitment by top Japanese naval officials for using this technology aboard warships.
Other naval officials have been saying survivors were tapping on the hull of the vessel through Tuesday.