March 6, 2012 Leave a Comment
The 133 meter long, river tanker Volgoneft 215 caught fire while at the Kanonersky shipyard in St. Petersburg, Russia. The tanker was receiving repairs in the cargo tanks when a workman spilled 150 liters of fuel oil on the deck. A 70 square meter section of the deck caught fire. Firefighters were called to the site and were able to extinguish the blaze after two hours. No reports of injuries. Authorities report that the workers had violated safety regulations during repairs.