In St. Petersburg at the Sredne-Nevsky shipbuilding plant in the Kolpino district caught fire on under construction for the naval fleet ship anti-mine defense “Georgy Kurbatov”. According to preliminary information, the fire was heavily damaged inner lining of the trawler, reports the Agency “Interfax”
According to journalists, to fire elimination involved 20 pieces of equipment and 100 personnel of the Ministry. The first fire Department arrived on the scene at 19:35 local time. In the building of one of the shops lit up the inner lining of the ship under construction.
At the moment there is no information about possible victims. Thus in 20:10 the fire was given the third number of complexity from five. The fire occurred on a newly built boat (522) with a length of 61 meters, and a width of 10.5 meters and a height of 8 meters. The flames engulfed 600 square meters of cladding.
In the defense Ministry, the journalists have already said that the ship on which the fire occurred, has not yet been transferred to the defence Ministry. It is reported that the ship is at the initial stage of construction, and naval weapons systems it is not installed.
The representative of the shipyard assured that the incident will not affect the timing of delivery of the trawler “Georgy Kurbatov”. The spokesman added that recently the composite hull was extracted from the matrix, the matrix is removed, after which the body was brought back to the shop, and began assembling scaffolding.
Order 522 is the first production trawler of the project 12700 “Georgy Kurbatov” for the Russian Navy, built by JSC “Sredne-Nevsky shipbuilding plant”. It was originally planned that the ship will be launched in late July of this year and in the summer of 2017, the ship will be released to the test vessel delivery to the Navy scheduled for September next year. “Georgy Kurbatov” was founded on the SNSZ in April 2015.