KAL 007

Late in September 1983, the TOWERS was chosen to deploy to Sauklin Island for KAL 007 salvage operations.

Off the coast of Russia and surrounded by tons of Russian ships the TOWERS played a key-role in these salavage operations in search for the Korean Airliner's 007 black box. Even though we never recovered it the TOWERS showed its strength. During a normal day to day operation, one of the USSR Kashin Class destroyers decided to get too close and cut us off our course. Well the "T" was not going to stand for that, The Truckin T stayed on course, standing by the collision alarm we stayed steadfast. The Kashin altered its course with about 30 yards to spare between us, you could throw a rock and probably hit it. In good spirit we waved to the Russian sailors and they returned the compliment. TOWERS, powerful, proud and demanding.

 

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