Large anti-submarine ship catches fire in Russian shipyard

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A Russian large anti-submarine ship of the Pacific Fleet caught fire in the Far Eastern port of Vladivostok, local media reported Friday.

“Yes, this has indeed taken place. We are helping to extinguish the fire,” the local emergencies department told RIA Novosti news agency.

No casualties have been reported so far and the crew has been evacuated, said an official from the Maritime Rescue and Coordination Center. A source in the Maritime Rescue and Coordination Center in Vladivostok told TASS that 106 people were evacuated from the ship, with no deaths or casualties reported.

The firefighting effort involves 11 vehicles and 48 firemen, the source added.

A fire broke out was on board of the ‘Marshal Shaposhnikov’ Udaloy I-class destroy. The ‘Marshal Shaposhnikov’ is a Project 1155 large anti-submarine warfare (ASW) ship providing support to the Russian Navy`s submarines and defensive screening of surface combatants. They have a full displacement of 7,570 t, a length of 163.5 m, a maximum speed of 32 knots and a cruising range of 5,000 nautical miles (at a speed of 14 knots).

 


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