They put out a fire in Russian aircraft carrier a day later


Fire crews managed to extinguish the fire aboard the Russian aircraft carrier Almirante Kuznetsov almost 24 hours after the fire started, which left a balance of a dead person and another 12 wounded.

"The fire of Admiral Kuznetsov was extinguished around 8:00 local time (05:00 GMT) on Friday," confirmed the president of the Unified Naval Construction Corporation (OSK), Alexéi Rajmánov, quoted by the Sputnik agency.

The president of the company added that "currently a commission is working on board the ship to determine the cause of the fire."

The fire started at 10:16 local time (07:16 GMT) on Thursday in the first power unit of the eighth deck of the only Russian aircraft carrier when welding work was done. About 400 people were on board at the time of the incident.

One person died and another twelve were injured, one is serious while the rest is in a moderately serious state. The fate of a crew member remains unknown, according to the Itar Tass agency.

The aircraft carrier was removed from service in 2018 for routine repairs and is currently in the Zviozdochka shipyards in northwestern Russia.

Admiral Kuznetsov measures 302 meters in length and 72 of beam, with a displacement of up to 55,000 tons and a maximum speed of 29 knots, autonomy of 8,000 nautical miles, and capacity to accommodate 1,960 crew and more than 50 airplanes and helicopters.

At the end of 2016, the air wing located aboard Admiral Kuznetsov suffered two mishaps while the ship was in the Mediterranean, as part of the military operation launched by Moscow at the request of Damascus against terrorist groups in Syria.

After his return from Syria, the aircraft carrier Almirante Kuznetsov was subjected to maintenance and modernization work, which, according to forecasts, will last until 2021.

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