Russian Naval Command Launch Investigation
The Russian Defense Ministry said the blaze erupted on Monday while the vessel was performing tests in Russian territorial waters.
The ministry said in a statement that the fire was extinguished thanks to the crew’s self-sacrifice.
It added that the submersible is now at the Arctic port of Severomorsk, the main base of Russia’s Northern Fleet.
An official investigation has been launched.
The submarine has now been recovered to Severomorsk.
The town of Severomorsk is a closed area in Oblast and serves as the main administrative base of the Russian Northern Fleet.