One of the biggest challenges facing Russian shipyards seems to be keeping the ships from burning. I was reminded of the fire that effectively destroyed the USS Miami in Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in May 2012 and decided to see what the Russian experience had been with shipyard fires. An Internet search turned up the following catastrophic fires over the last several years. I’m sure there were many additional, smaller fires that are not reported and this does not include fires at sea – this is only shipyard fires.
Yikes! That’s a lot of lost or seriously damaged shipping, there.
|Orel, Oscar II SSGN Burning|
No point to this post, just a bit of interesting information.