A fire that broke out on 16 February on Marshal Shaposhnikov , a destroyer attached to the Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet, was the latest in a series of fires that have afflicted Russian naval vessels while in port undergoing regular repairs.
As reported by Russian news agency Sputnik, Marshal Shaposhnikov was at anchor in Vladivostok at the time of the fire and so rescue teams were able to prevent any casualties. A local shipyard representative from the Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Centre stated that the fire broke out during welding work. The ship was brought into the yard for repairs in 2015.
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