Fire broke out on a Russian nuclear submarine undergoing repair work at a shipyard in Severodvinsk on Tuesday. The blaze was caused by technical procedure violations during welding works, according to Zvezdochka shipyard press office.
The incident occurred on board the K-266 Oryol nuclear submarine in the Arkhangelsk Region in northern Russia.
By Tuesday evening the fire was put out completely, said the spokesman for the shipyard, Evgeny Gladyshev.
“Now the fire on the Oryol submarine, going through repair works, has been put out completely. There is no smoke anymore; just some fumes are still rising,” he said.
The fire was localized after firefighters decided to immerse the burning submarine in water to douse the flames.
The United Shipbuilding Company said nobody was hurt in the fire.