A local fire that broke out on the heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov under repairs in a dry dock of a ship-repairing plant in Russia’s northwest has been extinguished and there is no damage to the warship, said United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) CEO Alexey Rakhmanov, APA reports citing TASS.
"There was no fire but a local ignition, which was put out at 11:30 a.m. by the workforce and firefighters present on the Shipyard’s premises. The ship’s damage control system was promptly activated and there is no damage," the USC chief executive assured.
An ignition occurred aboard the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier. They specified that no one was injured in the incident and 20 people were evacuated from the warship.
The Admiral Kuznetsov was placed into a dry dock of the 35th Shipyard, a branch of the Zvyozdochka Ship Repair Center in Murmansk in early June. The timeframe of the warship’s delivery to the Navy was rescheduled several times.