A serviceman died and an officer was missing after Russia's only aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, caught fire in an Arctic shipyard, the Northern Fleet's press service says.
said at least 10 people were hospitalized with injuries sustained during a fire
that broke out on December 12 while the vessel was undergoing repairs in a
shipyard in the northwestern region of Murmansk.
the injured was said to be in serious condition.
president of Russia's United Shipbuilding Corporation, Aleksei Rakhmanov, said
that the fire occurred during welding works.
said they had launched a probe into possible construction violations.
Admiral Kuznetsov sustained damage during repair work last year when the
floating dock holding it sank and a crane crashed onto its deck.
flagship of the Russian Navy became fully operational in 1995.
reporting by TASS, Interfax, RenTV, Interfax, Reuters, and AFP