Russia: Mystery with a corvette fire


A warship under construction was engulfed in flames in her yard St. Petersburg. According to the Emergency Service, the fire broke out at 18.00 Greek time, in tank No. 6 of the shipyard and broke out on the upper deck of the corvette under construction “Provoni”, in an area of ​​80 square meters.

According to the press office of the city ambulance service, as a result of the fire was the three people injured. The health condition of one is characterized as moderate, while the rest two are satisfactory. The Central Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations in St. Petersburg Russia announced that 89 firefighters and 22 vehicles took part in extinguishing the fire. The corvette was planned to be delivered to the Russian Navy at the end of 2022.

The causes of the fire on a warship in the shipyard “Severnaya Verf” are not clear, as no work was done on the corvette on Friday. According to Interfax sources, there was no crew on board, as it is under construction and under factory control, and there were no weapons.

Response: Achilles Patsoukas

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