Russia’s only aircraft carrier caught fire and burst into flames on Thursday while undergoing repairs.
The Admiral Kuznetsov, the largest Russian navy ship was in dock and undergoing repairs for more than two years in Murmansk port in northwestern Russia when it caught fire.
The inferno had spread to an area of 4,305 square feet.
More the 400 people onboard when the fire erupted, Seven sailors were injured and a captain was reported missing
Firefighters are battling the blaze with limited success, according to the news agencies.
Footage of the fire onboard aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznestov shows black smoke rising above the decks of the ship.According 🇷🇺# Russian state news agencies,one worker remains unaccounted for.The same wires suggest the fire is spreading and now covers 600 sq metres of the ship. pic.twitter.com/H840i8uwhI
— Capt(N) (@Capt_Navy) December 12, 2019
The Russian aircraft carrier Kusnetsov is on fire in Murmansk. pic.twitter.com/2XEgXxBXSM
— Caspineft (@Caspineft) December 12, 2019