Fire breaks out on Russian nuclear submarine
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) - A fire burned for five hours on an atomic-powered submarine undergoing repairs near Russia's eastern port of Vladivostok on Monday, but naval and shipyard officials said there was no risk of a radiation leak and nobody was hurt.
Black smoke poured from the submarine Tomsk, which is powered by two nuclear reactors, after it caught fire at the Zvezda shipyard in Bolshoi Kamen, about 25 km (15 miles) across a bay from Vladivostok on the Sea of Japan, authorities said.
The fire was the second on board a Russian nuclear-powered submarine in less than two years.
Tomsk is a Project 949A (Oscar II) missile submarine/