Thursday, December 12, 2019

Russia's Only Aircraft Carrier Is On Fire



RT: Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov seen covered in smoke in FIRST VIDEO

Firefighters have rushed to tackle a blaze which is raging aboard Russia’s sole aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov. Fire started during repair work and rapidly spread along the deck.

A short video, which has been circulating on social media, shows a team of firefighters with walkie-talkies on the snowy pier in the Barents Sea port city of Murmansk where the burning ship is docked.

Greyish smoke is seen billowing from the vessel's deck. A fire truck and an ambulance van are also present at the scene.

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WNU Editor: This is one unlucky aircraft carrier.

More News On Russia's Aircraft Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov On Fire

Live Updates: Rescue Op Underway as Fire Breaks Out on Russia's Admiral Kuznetsov Aircraft Carrier -- Sputnik
Three injured in fire onboard Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov -- TASS
Blaze at Russia's Admiral Kuznetsov Aircraft Carrier Stationed in Murmansk Caught on Video -- Sputnik
Russia's only aircraft carrier catches fire, with seven sailors injured and captain missing as blaze breaks out during repairs -- Daily Mail
Two soldiers injured as Russia's only aircraft carrier catches fire -- Reuters
Russia's only aircraft carrier on fire in port -- AFP
Russia's only aircraft carrier catches fire; 6 believed injured and 1 missing -- CNN
Major fire breaks out on unlucky Russian aircraft carrier -- NBC
Russia's Accident-Plagued Aircraft Carrier Is On Fire (Updated) -- Warzone/The Drive
Russia’s only carrier, damaged in shipyard accident, now on fire -- Ars Technica

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do the Russians have fire watches.

A fire watch is a boring job. It is very boring. It could be worse. A person could being cleaning a latrine, the rest of the bathroom, living spaces or the kitchen.

Bring fire watch consists of sitting non your butt. For 15 minutes or longer. The chair you use needs a cushion.

When you have a welder welding something, you have a seaman on site monitoring the the area. The welder makes his weld and wanders off to the next job. The fire watch stays for 15 minutes or so and waits to see that everything cools down.

When the welder is actually welding the seaman is on the other side of the bulkhead making sure the paint or other things do not catch fire.

Maybe the Russians have fire watches. Maybe they don't. It is the 1st thing I would check.

Fusion said...

Article is no where to be seen on Sputnik. It got taken off any front page link pretty quick. Lol.

Anonymous said...


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