Explosion inside gun mount on board of Russian Navy Big Landing Craft

Sept. 14, 2017 at 14:23 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

Vladivostok (Russian Far East major port and Naval Base) news outlets on June 14 published news on an accident, which took place on board of Big Landing Craft OSLYABYA during test firing, in Konyushkovo Bay, Primorye. According to media reports, referring to Navy sources, it was an explosion in gun mount, no other details were given. Navy Command vehemently denied the news, and said there were no accidents with any of Russian Pacific Navy ships: http://vladnews.ru/2017/06/14/129397/v-primore-na-bdk-oslyabya-proizoshel-vzryv.html
But on Sep 14 some news outlets published a photo which presumably, was recently posted in social net by a witness, seaman who managed to take a pic of an explosion. Explosion occurred inside a 57-milimeter AK-725 gun mount. No other details available (and won’t be available, considering the character of Russian Navy, its’ Command, and their utter inability to acknowledge accidents and even tragedies, until caught red-handed). It is said, that there were casualties.
Sources: http://uc.od.ua/columns/1533/1196629http://rusjev.net/2017/09/14/istochnik-v-rossii-letom-vzorvalsya-bolshoy-desantnyiy-korabl-oslyabya/

Russian Navy BDK-101 Oslyabya (Project 775 Large Landing Ship), commissioned in 1981, displacement 4080 tons, armament guns and missiles, capacity: 10 main battle tanks and 340 troops or 12 BTR and 340 troops or 3 main battle tanks, 3 2S9 Nona-S, 5 MT-LB, 4 army trucks and 313 troops or 500 tons of cargo, complement: 87-98.

Explosion inside gun mount on board of Russian Navy Big Landing Craft

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