Fire on Russian tanker extinguished

The fire on the Russian tanker, which started on the night of Friday to Saturday at a moorage on the Volga, has been extinguished today, RIA Novosti was told in the Emergencies Ministry. According to its report, it took eight foam attacks. The fire-fighters continue cooling the hull of the ship and the moorage.

The fire on the tanker Victoria started at the moorage of the oil tank farm in the town Oktyabrsky, Samara region. It was caused by the burning of oil vapours in the machine compartment of the tanker. One member of the crew died.

According to the data of the Emergencies Ministry, in order to prevent oil products from leaking into Volga river several rows of booms are being arranged. Inside them, the water surface has been covered with absorbents, oil spots have remained only at the tanker and the shore where their width is not more tha nalf e meter. Cleaning the coast line and the nearby zone have been started.

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