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Trio rescued from sub in Strood used in Jude Law movie Black Sea, after their dinghy sprung a leak

By Lynn Cox

Three men had to be rescued from an old Russian submarine which is moored on the River Medway at Strood, during the early hours of this morning.

The men, who had been filming onboard the vessel, which was used in the movie Black Sea, and featured Jude Law, had to be rescued after their rubber dinghy sprung a leak.

The Sheerness lifeboat volunteer crew were called out to rescue the trio at about 3.40am.

Jude Law pictured on the sub in 2013, picture Mike Gunnill
Jude Law pictured on the sub in 2013, picture Mike Gunnill

The Soviet submarine was used as the set for Jude Law’s Black Sea movie in 2014, and is a Russian U-475 Foxtrot-class sub, known as the Black Widow.

It is moored on the river near Canal Road.

A spokesman for the crew, said: “They had become marooned on an old Russian submarine.

“The three males had been filming onboard the vessel and whilst attempting to get back to shore in a small rubber dinghy they developed a leak.

"They returned to the submarine from where they called for help.”

Three men were rescued from the sub, picture Mike Gunnill
Three men were rescued from the sub, picture Mike Gunnill

The lifeboat crew got the men off the boat and took the back to shore where the group were met by officers from Kent Police.

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