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The prosecutor's office found out the cause of the fire floating base "Peter Zhitnikov"

The prosecutor's office found out the cause of the fire floating base "Peter Zhitnikov"
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Violation of fire safety rules on ships caused a fire at the Petr Zhitnikov floating plant. The fire in the crab shop led to the storage of corrugated packaging for packaging of finished products in an unsuitable room.

According to the Far Eastern Transport Prosecutor's Office, the department found that the captains of seaports improperly performed their duties in the processing of ship waste. So the captain of the seaport of Nakhodka during the inspection of the floating base did not reveal non-compliance with fire safety requirements, and the captain of the seaport of Vladivostok did not initiate administrative cases, despite the discovery of deficiencies.

Violations were found in the Sakhalin-Kuril and Primorsky Territorial Departments of the Federal Fisheries. According to the prosecutor's office, there control of the ships was carried out formally, only in the form of documentary checks, unscheduled departures were not carried out.

Fire at a floating base "Peter Zhitnikov" happened on the night of September 24, 2019. The vessel was 48 km from the Iturup island of the Kuril ridge, more than 350 people evacuatedwhether. Fire could not put out in a week. On the captain-director of the vessel filed a case administrative violation, the shipowner made a presentation for non-compliance with fire safety requirements.