Russian nuclear ship caught fire

Russia’s nuclear-powered container ship Sevmorput emerged while docked at the Atomflot base in Murmansk. The flames were extinguished and no one was injured in the incident. According to the statement made by local authorities in the Murmansk region, close to the border of Finland and Norway, the accident occurred in one of the cabins of the ship and affected an area of ​​approximately 30 square meters.

Sevmorput is the only icebreaking transport ship in service in the world equipped with a nuclear-powered engine. This is a single KLT-40 nuclear fission reactor with a thermal output of 135 megawatts. The reactor core contains 150.7 kilograms of enriched uranium. The onboard nuclear power plant produces 215 tonnes of steam per hour, allowing Sevmorput to pass through ice fields up to one meter thick at a speed of about two knots.

Source: Today IT