Russian Emergency Situations Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the fire on the nuclear submarine "Yekaterinburg" in the Murmansk region is localized. "Localization has been given to 01: 40 Moscow time. There is no fire spreading. Small pockets are spilling now," he said during a conference call at the Federal Operations Center on Friday.
According to the Interfax news agency, rescuers began to directly extinguish the fire. The EMERCOM of Russia Directorate in the Murmansk region said: "Currently, the fire is being put out. We expect that the fire will be completely eliminated in the next few hours. There are no casualties." At the same time, an unofficial source in the EMERCOM of Russia reported nine injured firefighters. According to him, on the spot the state of emergency there was a strong smoke, as a result of which rescuers suffered from smoke. The source noted that all the victims have already been sent home after providing them with the necessary medical care.
Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin dispatched Acting Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov and head of the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) Roman Trotsenko to the emergency site in the Murmansk Region. “During the night, I sent Acting Minister of Industry and Trade Manturov and the head of USC Trotsenko to Murmansk. I reported to the president and the prime minister an objective situation,” Dmitry Rogozin wrote in his microblog on Twitter.
Earlier it was reported that the fire occurred at the FSUE "Ship Repair Plant number 82", owned by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation and located in the village of Roslyakovo closed territorial entity "Severomorsk" seven kilometers from Murmansk. 8700 residents live in the village.
A source in the General Staff of the Russian Navy noted that there are no weapons on the Yekaterinburg nuclear submarine, the reactor is shut down, so that it does not pose a threat in terms of the spread of radiation. A spokesman for the governor of the Murmansk region, Alexander Kalugin, said that the evacuation of residents of the village Roslyakovo because of a fire on the submarine "Yekaterinburg" are provocative. "In a number of media outlets, information appeared about the evacuation of the residents of the village of Roslyakovo because of a fire on the submarine Yekaterinburg. These messages are provocative, the law enforcement agencies of the region should take them," he noted, stressing that "no evacuation takes place, it is not necessary. "
The commission, which includes representatives of the General Staff of the Russian Navy, flew to the Murmansk region to determine the causes of the fire. This was announced by the official representative of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Colonel Igor Konashenkov.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation opened a criminal case on the fact of the ignition of the nuclear submarine "Yekaterinburg" under the article "Damage to military property through negligence." The operational headquarters operates at the scene. The governor of the Murmansk region Dmitry Dmitrienko arrived in the village of Roslyakovo.
"Yekaterinburg" - a nuclear missile submarine strategic cruiser of the project 667BDRM. Base registry of nuclear submarine missile carrier North fleet Yagelnaya Lip appears. The nuclear submarine cruiser Yekaterinburg in mid-summer 2011 successfully launched the Sineva ballistic missile (BR).
The nuclear submarine "Ekaterinburg" returned to the Navy in 2003 year after repair, which lasted four years. The submarine was not only repaired, but also updated its equipment.