Luckily they’re Putin it out

MOSCOW — Firefighters extinguished a massive fire aboard a docked Russian nuclear submarine Friday as some crew members remained inside, officials said, assuring that there was no radiation leak and that the vessel’s nuclear-tipped missiles were not on board.

Military prosecutors have launched an investigation into whether safety regulations were breached, and President Dmitry Medvedev summoned top Cabinet officials to report on the situation and demanded punishment for anyone found responsible.

The fire broke out Thursday at an Arctic shipyard outside the northwestern Russian city of Murmansk where the submarine Yekaterinburg was in dry-dock. The blaze, which shot orange flames high into the air through the night, was put out Friday afternoon and firefighters continued to spray the vessel with water to cool it down, Emergency Situations Minister Sergei Shoigu said.

3 Responses to “Yikekaterinburns!”

  1. JeffS says:

    Hot stuff!

    *rim shot*

  2. Yojimbo says:

    Putin it out. Oh that’s just shameless, Bingster, simply shameless.

    I’m thinnking there is plenty of work for an Emergency Situations Minister in old mother bleeping Russia. Pretty much a 24/7 job. That would probably qualify as a “essential government agency”.

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    “Shame” is rarely an issue.

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