On the Russian nuclear ship Yekaterinburg, in the course of repairs in a shipyard in the town Rosljakow, near Murmansk, a fire broke out. The burning boat was partially sunk, to extinguish the fire. According to recent information portal lifenews.ru, during fire fighting were wounded nine people, including several members of the crew.
- The ship had to be flooding and now continues to extinguish outbreaks of fire - said a source in the Murmansk branch of the Ministry of Emergency Situations.
Previously, the ministry reported that the renovation work people were safely evacuated. Also stated that there has been no leakage of radioactive substances and there is no radiological hazard. Had already been turned off for safety nuclear reactor, nuclear weapons and the whole ship was removed prior to renovation.
- The power unit is turned off and is now safe - he said on Russian state television spokesman for the Ministry of Defence, Igor Konaszenkow.
According to Russian media, the fire occurred about 16.20 Moscow time (13.20 in Poland), when ignited wooden supporting structure repaired ship. With scaffolding fire spread to the outer deck of the ship. Ministry of Communication said that fire is the result of violation of technical regulations in carrying out renovation work.
In the place of work more than 60 firefighters, soldiers are also present Navy. The fire-fighting helicopter also participated.
Yekaterinburg is the Russian submarine K-84 (NATO designation: Delta IV) nuclear powered. It is equipped with 16 intercontinental ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads, whose maximum range is 11 500 km. The ship was built in 1984 and in 2002 underwent a complete renovation. The current renovation lasted from December 8.
For the greatest tragedies in recent years involving the ship nuclear-powered submarine was in Russia in 2000. Then the ship sank the Kursk atomic maneuvers in the Barents Sea. She died the whole, the crew numbering 118 persons.