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This could be the last of many incidents for the hapless flattop.
By Kyle Mizokami
Dec 12, 2019
•Russia has only one aircraft carrier, the Cold War-era Admiral Kuznetsov.
•The ship is currently on fire at dock, after a fire sparked during work on the propulsion system.
•If the fire damage is serious enough the carrier will likely never sail again.
Russia’s only aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, is on fire and might well never sail again. The trouble-stricken ship, which has seen fires, plane crashes, and narrowly escaped the loss of its drydock, is in flames. The fire reportedly covers the majority of the ship, and at this point it seems distinctly possible Russia’s largest ship will never sail again.
The incident took place this morning, while the big ship was dockside at the 35th Ship Repair Plant in Murmansk. According to Russian state media, the fire broke out during “repair works in the first power unit” by workers of the Zvyozdochka Ship Repair Center. A large plume of black smoke was visible from the upper deck.
RIA Novosti reports, “the cause of the fire was that the spark fell into the hold during welding, and the remains of fuel oil caught fire there.” The fire then spread to an area of 120 square meters. As of nine hours ago, the fire had reportedly spread to 600 meters, with the ship’s diesel fuel on fire.
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