MOSCOW, May 8 (RIA Novosti) - Psychiatrists have
determined that a man charged with "involuntary manslaughter"
after a fatal accident on board Russia's Nerpa nuclear
submarine is mentally fit to stand trial.
"Psychiatric tests have shown that submariner [Dmitry]
Grobov is criminally sane," a source close to the investigation
told RIA Novosti on Friday.
The accident occurred on November 8 last year while the
submarine was undergoing sea trials in the Sea of Japan. Three
submariners and 17 shipyard workers died in the accident. There
were 208 people, 81 of them submariners, on board the vessel at
Grobov is suspected of having entered the wrong
temperature data for the submarine's living quarters, which
caused the fire suppression system to release deadly Freon gas.
The incident was the worst for the Russian Navy since the
sinking of the Kursk nuclear submarine in 2000 when all 118