In July we reported about the sinking of a Russian river ship. Well yesterday, fire broke out on the Sergey Abramov. A crew member is still missing as of this post and two people were taken to the hospital. She was still tied up pierside when the blaze happened. The cause is currently being speculated as faulty wiring or negligence.
This demonstrates another dramatic event in the Russian river industry. Local Russian vessels have been plagued with issued. The fleet is very old. Think soviet era. The July sinking brought to light, just how bad of shape these ships are in. If something doesn’t change soon, history may repeat itself soon.
video after the break:
photo: RIA Novosti (via Voice of Russia)