The fire on the tanker at the Makhachkala extinguished

PHOTO : EMERCOM of Russia for the Republic of Dagestan


The explosion occurred on the tanker in the port of Makhachkala. As a result of incident there are victims, the correspondent of “MIR 24” in the North Caucasus Federal district Stanislav Kantemirov.

According to recent reports, rescuers managed to extinguish the fire. After the explosion, as told in the MOE, lit up interior of the vessel and power cables.

“At the moment the spread of fire in the holds the compartments is prevented. Combustion occurs in the engine room. The difficulty in extinguishing the fire is that inside there is high temperature,” – said earlier the Deputy chief of GU of EMERCOM of Russia in the Republic of Dagestan Martin Mammaev.

At the moment it is known that killed three sailors. Six victims were taken away by ambulances. Three of them in the Republican clinical hospital. Two in the burn center of Makhachkala, one of them in critical condition, he was diagnosed with 95% body burns Makhachkala. Another man delivered to the trauma.

The explosion in the engine room of the tanker occurred at about five o’clock in the morning from the ship, which is docked at the 4th pier at this time was pumping oil. At that moment onboard there were 12 sailors. In Makhachkala, the tanker arrived from Turkmenistan. In total, the port’s nine berths, and they are isolated from each other. So that sea harbour is already working.