Fire in Russian K-84 Yekaterinburg Nuclear Submarine in Dry Dock

by OldSailor on December 30, 2011

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Fire_Russian_K84_Yekaterinburg_Nuclear_SubmarineRussian K-84 Yekaterinburg Nuclear Submarine in Dry Dock caught fire during repairs at a shipyard in the northwest Russian Murmansk Region on 29 December 2011. Fire was successfully contained without any loss of life and without any radiation leak. The K-84 Yekaterinburg nuclear submarine is one of seven Delta-IV class submarines, deployed in the Northern Fleet.

It is reported that wooden scaffolding around the submarine caught fire during repairs. As the anechoic rubber coating (a stealth feature to absorb sound from sonars) on the outer hull of the Yekaterinburg Delta-class nuclear submarine can also burn in dry environment, it must have taken considerable time to contain fire.

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