EventsEventsPodcasts
Loader
Find Us
ADVERTISEMENT

Russian nuclear submarine catches fire while undergoing repairs

Russian nuclear submarine catches fire while undergoing repairs
Copyright 
By Seamus Kearney
Published on
Share this articleComments
Share this articleClose Button

A Russian nuclear submarine reportedly caught fire in a shipyard in the north of the country on Tuesday. News agencies say the vessel was undergoing

ADVERTISEMENT

A Russian nuclear submarine reportedly caught fire in a shipyard in the north of the country on Tuesday.

News agencies say the vessel was undergoing repairs in Severodvinsk, in the province of Arkhangelsk.

There are no reports so far of any casualties.

The Interfax agency quotes a source as saying there were no weapons on board.

Also, the Tass agency says the nuclear reactor had been shut down prior to the blaze.

The 949 Antei Oscar-class submarine, named Orel, is the sister vessel of the Kursk, which sank after a fire and explosion in 2000.

Some reports say the fire began during some welding work and insulation material caught alight.

ФОТО: В Северодвинске горит подводная лодка http://t.co/4k0l0F3gaJpic.twitter.com/Z0rOwZu7rI

— Срочный по Северу (@flashnord) abril 7, 2015

ФОТО: В Северодвинске горит подводная лодка http://t.co/4k0l0F3gaJpic.twitter.com/xMuYrLCuyX

— Срочный по Северу (@flashnord) abril 7, 2015

Share this articleComments

You might also like

Three crew members dead as Russian passenger jet test flight crashes near Moscow

Russian court issues arrest warrant for Yulia Navalnaya

French citizen pleads guilty to military data offences in Russia, state media say