A spokesman for Admiralty Shipyards, in an interview with RBC, convened a preliminary version of a fire in the icebreaker Viktor Chernomyrdin under construction. According to him, the fire occurred in the boiler room of the icebreaker as a result of a breach of safety engineering during the performance of the work by the employees of the contracting organization.
"At the moment the fire is extinguished. The area of ignition did not exceed 100 square meters. A hired employee injured with burns in hand taken to the hospital. A commission was set up at the company to clarify the circumstances of the incident, "a press secretary told RBC.
Earlier, the press service of Russia's Emergency Ministry in St. Petersburg told RBC about two victims of a fire in an icebreaker, one of them refused hospitalization. The fire occurred on the night of November 27, during a fire, the cables, equipment and the coating of the technical facilities on the third and fourth floors of the icebreaker were burned. 110 people and 24 equipment units participated in the aftermath of the fire.
Construction of the icebreaker Viktor Chernomyrdin has been under way since October 2012. The deadlines have been postponed again and again, the Transport Ministry has explained that the reason for the delay was deviations from the requirements made in the design of the icebreaker. According to Deputy Chief of Transport Ministry, Viktor Olersky, the ship should be commissioned at the end of 2018. In 2019, ice tests will be carried out.