Video: Fire breaks out on Russian destroyer ‘Marshal Shaposhnikov’ in Vladivostok


A fire broke out aboard the Russian Navy Udaloy-class destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov in Vladivostok during welding works on February 15.

According to Russian media, the fire broke out in one of the engine rooms of the destroyer.

No one was injured in the incident and the fire did not cause damage to any of the vital systems aboard the ship, Russian news agency Interfax quoted a shipbuilding source as saying.

In January this year, video footage emerged of a large fire dangerously close to two diesel-electric submarines at the Vladivostok naval base but the press service of the Russian Pacific Fleet said the fire was part of a “damage control” drill, denying reports of a fire outbreak.

Marshal Shaposhnikov has been undergoing repairs and upgrades in Vladivostok since 2015. It is one of five ships in its class slated to receive weapon systems and sensor upgrades. Once the upgrades are completed, the destroyer is expected to set sail equipped with vertical launch systems for Kalibr cruise missiles and Uran anti-ship missiles.

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