A fire on the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier in Murmansk was caught on video. In the footage, the huge vessel is seen docked with its front section enveloped in black smoke.
В Мурманске произошел пожар на авианосце «Адмирал Кузнецов»— Актуальная Россия (@RussiaActually) December 12, 2019
Крейсер загорелся во время ремонтных работ. pic.twitter.com/Dk8uTRE9wo
Earlier, a spokesman for Shiprepairing Centre Zvyozdochka said that the blaze started in the first power room of the vessel as a result of welding operations.
The Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier is a heavy Russian aircraft carrier serving as a Russian Navy flagship. The carrier was first launched in 1985 and was previously called Riga.