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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Fire-damaged Russian submarine to be repaired

Project 949A (Oscar II) class SSGNThe nuclear submarine Oryol was not seriously damaged in a fire Tuesday at the Zvezdochka shipyard 620 miles north of Moscow, and will be ready for service again by the end of next year.

According to preliminary inspections of the Oryol, no important infrastructure was damaged in the fire on Tuesday, and the shipyard will have the vessel ready according to the original plan by the fourth quarter of 2016, a representative from the shipyard told Vedomosti.

Any extra work caused by the fire, the shipyard will perform at its own expense, he added.

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