The Russian nuclear powered icebreaker Vaygach is up and sailing again after a fire last week. The tragic accident cost two lives.
It was the night of 15th of December that the fire broke out in the living compartments of the icebreaker. Two people could not be saved which is another tragic accident in Russian waters after an oil rig sank earlier in the week, costing many people their lives.
Vaygach went through inspection in Dudinka and then kept breaking ice like usually, in the Northern Sea Route.
It took two hours for the crew to get the fire under control. The fire did not reach the reactor compartment so a nuclear accident was not a threat.
The source of the fire is thought to be a short-circuit.