Russia's only Aircraft Carrier (Admiral Kuznetsov) catches fire. Kills 1, injures 12 people

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One soldier killed & another missing after fire breaks out on Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov

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MOSCOW - At least one military serviceman was killed and 12 people were injured by a fire at Russia’s only aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, Russian news agencies reported on Thursday.

The Admiral Kuznetsov caught fire on Thursday during maintenance work in Russia’s Arctic port in Murmansk. Hours later the fire has been brought under control.

The body of a military serviceman was found during the fire-fighting operation, RIA state news agency reported, citing the Northern Fleet.

The number of people injured in the fire rose to 12, with the majority suffering from intoxication with products of combustion, TASS state news agency reported, citing a local emergency medicine unit.

The Admiral Kuznetsov gained notoriety in Britain in 2017 when then-Defence Secretary Michael Fallon dubbed it the “ship of shame” as it passed through waters close to the English coast en route back from the Mediterranean belching black smoke.

After catching fire, the ship was successfully evacuated, the United Shipbuilding Corporation said earlier on Thursday, with emergency services working to tackle the blaze that began in the ship’s hold.

TASS said the blaze had started on the upper deck and that thick, black smoke was billowing from the vessel. Firefighters were finding it difficult to reach the blaze because of the heavy smoke caused by burning cables, TASS reported.

The Admiral Kuznetsov has seen action in Russia’s military campaign in Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad, with its planes carrying out air strikes on rebel forces.

Misfortune has befallen the ship before. The vessel sustained damage during repair work last year when the floating dock holding it sank and a crane crashed onto its deck, leaving a gash up to five meters (16.5 feet) wide.

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RT Reports,

A fire broke out during repair works on Russia’s sole aircraft-carrying cruiser, the Admiral Kuznetsov. One soldier was killed and another went missing battling the blaze, while 10 more required medical help after the incident.

The ship was undergoing repairs while docked at the Barents Sea port of Murmansk when fuel caught fire.

The blaze was sparked by welding in the first power section on the ship’s deck, after which the fire spread to a space of 600 square meters (6,460 square feet), according to emergency services sources.

The Northern Fleet’s press office later clarified that there was “a release of smoke into one of the compartments during welding works,” and the source of the smoke was “localized.” It added that there were no munitions on board.

All workers have been evacuated from the vessel. 10 servicemen, who were helping to put out the fire, were treated for smoke inhalation, a spokesperson for Russia’s Northern Fleet said.

Aleksey Rakhmanov, head of the state-run United Shipbuilding Corporation, told Interfax that “a human factor” could be the cause of the fire.

One serviceman was killed during the blaze, while another still remains unaccounted for, Russia’s Northern Fleet said.

Admiral Kuznetsov is Russia’s only aircraft carrier. It has been undergoing repairs and maintenance since 2017, after completing a mission in the eastern Mediterranean, where the vessel took part in the country’s campaign in Syria.


Sources: Reuters | RT
 

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Huo Mkangafu wauweke Makumbusho tuu,la sivyo utaleta majanga zaidi. Na Russia asife na tai shingoni,aende Marekani aombe technology ya aircraft carrier.

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aircraft carriers kwa vita ya kisasa hazifai,ni mtego mbaya sana,mfano imebeba ndege 30 na vifaru 20,adui ataiandama kwa udi na uvumba,fikiria makombora ya russia,,satan ,,yatue matatu tu,,juu ya carrier itakuwaje?hata ingekuwa mbali sana,haisaidii,zile ni ICBM.

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Frank Wanjiru

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aircraft carriers kwa vita ya kisasa hazifai,ni mtego mbaya sana,mfano imebeba ndege 30 na vifaru 20,adui ataiandama kwa udi na uvumba,fikiria makombora ya russia,,satan ,,yatue matatu tu,,juu ya carrier itakuwaje?hata ingekuwa mbali sana,haisaidii,zile ni ICBM.

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Hazifai kwako wewe,wenzako wana invest mabilioni kwenye carriers wewe uliepo hapo Kijichi Njia ya Ng'ombe unaona hazifai.

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aircraft carriers kwa vita ya kisasa hazifai,ni mtego mbaya sana,mfano imebeba ndege 30 na vifaru 20,adui ataiandama kwa udi na uvumba,fikiria makombora ya russia,,satan ,,yatue matatu tu,,juu ya carrier itakuwaje?hata ingekuwa mbali sana,haisaidii,zile ni ICBM.

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Wachina nao wana invest Billions of US $ kwenye carriers,nao watakuwa vichaa tu kama wamarekani...
 

FRANC THE GREAT

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aircraft carriers kwa vita ya kisasa hazifai,ni mtego mbaya sana,mfano imebeba ndege 30 na vifaru 20,adui ataiandama kwa udi na uvumba,fikiria makombora ya russia,,satan ,,yatue matatu tu,,juu ya carrier itakuwaje?hata ingekuwa mbali sana,haisaidii,zile ni ICBM.

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Ni upuuzi kujaribu kuishambulia Aircraft Carrier kwa ICBM.

Kombora la ICBM limeundwa mahususi kwa ajili ya shabaha zisizohamishika (Fixed Targets). Mfano, miji mikubwa, kambi za jeshi, miundombinu n.k.

Isitoshe, halina mifumo ya kuweza kuzifuatilia na kuzipiga shabaha zinazo hamahama yaani Moving Targets.

Ukumbuke kuwa, Aircraft Carrier ni chombo kinachohama kutoka mahali pamoja kwenda pengine.
 

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