Russia: Coast Guard Patrol Ship Ural Being Repaired at Murmansk Shipyard Catches Fire

On February 7th fire occurred on Coast Guard patrol ship Ural being repaired in floating dock of Murmansk Shipyard. Duty officer of Murmansk EMERCOM Dept received a fire signal at 10 am. Several fire trucks were dispatched to neutralize the fire; it was completely extinguished at 3.30 pm, press service of Murmansk EMERCOM told Central Navy Portal.

Spokesman for Murmansk Regional FSB Dept confirmed the information in the phone talk, although refused to disclose details of the incident. He only said that the fire had not affected the ship’s condition.

As for the Murmansk EMERCOM press secretary, the fire caused no casualties. The official did not disclose any details except for time frames.

According to information given to Central Navy Portal by a source from the accident site, four crewmembers of Ural suffered during the firefighting operation. All of them were hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning not inflicting serious harm to health. One suffered serviceman is in Murmansk City Hospital, other three were brought to local military hospital. There are no information about fire causes and scope of damage. It is also unclear whether the fire would have any impact on the ship’s operability.

Russian Coast Guard 2 rank patrol ship Ural (Project 745P, hull number 016) serves in Murmansk Patrol Ship Squadron, FSB Frontier Service.

Project 745P patrol ship Ural was built by Yaroslavl Shipyard, joined Soviet Coast Guard in 1986 and was stationed in the Baltic. In 1992, the ship was transferred to the north. Three times Ural was awarded Murmansk Governor’s honorable cup as the best command ship, and several times was named the best ship in Russian FSB Frontier Service.

General characteristics of Project 745P patrol ship:

Dimensions: length – 55.5 meters, beam – 12.6 meters, draft – 4.62 meters

Displacement: standard – 1,200 tons, full – 1,650 tons

Powerplant – diesel electric, one shaft, two 1,850-shp diesels

Speed – 14 knots

Fuel range – 6,200 miles (at 11 knots)

Endurance – 40 days

Armament: 2 x 30-mm gun mounts AK-230

Crew – 45 men

Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, February 9, 2012;

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Posted on February 9, 2012

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