Eight cruise missiles have been offloaded from the Kursk submarine, Russia's navy commander-in-chief Admiral Vladimir Kuroyedov told journalists. He said 8 Granit cruise missiles had been recovered from the Kursk's missile silos. According to him, three missiles on the port side and 11 missiles on the starboard are yet to be removed. Kuroyedov thinks this will take no less than three weeks. Unloaded missiles will be sent to the scrapyard, the commander noted. The clearing of the submarine hull, however, will take no less than 2 to 3 months, the admiral believes.