Skip to comments.Russia: Fire on nuclear submarine near Vladivostok is safely extinguished, say officials
Posted on 09/22/2013 5:53:50 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Fire on nuclear submarine near Vladivostok is safely extinguished, say officials
By Kate Baklitskaya
16 September 2013
No danger of radiation in the Russian Far East from blaze caused by welding accident, insist experts.
The fire ignited on the K-159 Tomsk nuclear powered submarine on Monday morning as it was undergoing repairs at Zvezda shipyard in Bolshoi Kamen, a 'closed' naval base in Primorsky region. As the drama was unfolding, a source at the Pacific Fleet headquarters said: 'There is no radiation hazard. Weapons have been unloaded from the submarine. The situation is completely controlled.'
15 crews of the Pacific Fleet and the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry (EMERCOM) were called to extinguish the blaze.
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All leftist newsrags, deadwood, or e-type always prints crap...The K-159’s rusted hull sank in 2003 while being towed. The Tomsk is K-150;-)
“...Bolshoi Kamen, a ‘closed’ naval base...”
I wonder if the Russian guards are allowed to have guns?
I would say yes and they would probably use them.
“Fire on nuclear submarine near Vladivostok is safely extinguished, say officials” Translation, “Sub melted by intense fire sank to the sea floor exposing the core of the reactor emitting dangerous levels of radiation”