15.12.11 - Fire on board of nuclear icebreaker Vaygach
At about 01:30 LT Dec 15, 2011 fire started in one of the crew’s cabins on board of nuclear icebreaker Vaygach. Icebreaker, escorting one or several merchant vessels, was under way from Dudinka port, Enisey river, Siberia, to Murmansk, still in Enisey, close to river’s estuary. At 04:00 LT crew extinguished the fire, two crew died and one seriously injured, presumably fire started because of negligence of cabin’s inhabitants. Nuclear reactor and all mechanisms didn’t suffer any damages, but vessel assumedly, is ordered to proceed to Dudinka for investigation.
Nuclear icebreaker Vaygach IMO 8417493, displacement 21100, built 1990, flag Russia, owner Russian Government.
Photo of nuclear icebreaker Vaygach