Fire on board of nuclear submarine Tomsk, Japan sea

Sept. 16, 2013 at 06:04 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

In the morning Sep 16 13 fire erupted on board of nuclear submarine Tomsk, presently dry-docked in Naval Ship Repair Yard in Bolshoy Kamen, Primorsk region, Russia, Japan sea. Fire in main ballast cistern was caused by wielding works. Fire reportedly, is restricted by main ballast cistern, there is a lot of smoke billowing from cistern, some 13 firefighting teams are fighting not as much fire, but mostly, smoldering old paint shreds and maybe rubber and plastic cables. All the weaponry was removed from the submarine previous to dry-docking, reactor was also disabled, there is no threat of any radiation leak or explosion. NS Tomsk project 949A Antey, K-150, displacement 19400 tons submerged, length 155 meters, beam 18.2 meters, commissioned in 1996, armament torpedoes and missiles.
Video of the fire

Fire on board of nuclear submarine Tomsk, Japan sea

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