…As 3 divers under collapsed container, missing; 2 in coma***
Fire erupted in No.1 Power Compartment of Soviet-Russian aircraft carrier ADMIRAL KUZNETSOV at 1015 Moscow time Dec 12.
Air carrier is undergoing repairs in a dry dock in Murmansk, Russia, fire is thought to be caused by welding works.
Three workers are missing, fire spread from initial 20 sq meters to some 120 square meters of Energy Block and probably, neighbouring compartments. Diesel fuel is burning, not clear if it’s a spill or fuel is stored in tanks.
Infamous air carrier ADMIRAL KUZNETSOV may claim the title of one of the most haunted by disasters and accidents Navy ships in history.
The ship was besieged with accidents literally, from the moment her keel was laid in 1982. About a year ago, when ADMIRAL KUZNETSOV was in dry dock, 2 people died when dock crane collapsed and fell on ship’s deck, dock sank.
In the meantime, in the morning Dec 11 two divers engaged in removing containers from the wreck of container ship VIETSUN INTEGRITY, suddenly experienced suffocating, three other divers from the same dive team rushed to their help, but were trapped under collapsed container.
Two divers were rescued and hospitalized, in critical condition. Three divers remain missing.