This photo of "Orel" is from 2017 when the submarine arrived back to her homeport in Zapadaya Litsa after modernization at the Zvezdockha yard in Severodvinsk. Andreeva Bay nuclear-waste storage can be seen in the background (right).

Entire crew of nuclear submarine in coronavirus quarantine

A civilian who went onboard the cruise-missile carrier “Orel” had met with a man who tested positive to the coronavirus.
March 28, 2020

Orel” (K-266) is an Oscar-II class nuclear-powered submarine sailing for the Northern Fleet. Normally, the submarine has a crew of about 110 sailors.

The civilian that had met with a man infected with the coronavirus was on board “Orel” in a “business matter”, Murmansk-based news-online B-port reports.

Also, the crew of a nearby submarine and the personnel on a floating workshop are placed in quarantine. 

The submarine is based in Zapadnaya Litsa, the westernmost bases of the Northern Fleet on the Kola Peninsula.

No reports have been published about any coronavirus cases in Zaozersk, the navy town where the crew and their families live.

By March 28th, Russia’s official number of coronavirus infections raised to 1,264.

The “Murmansk group” on social media channel Vkontakte says there are 12 people who have given pre-positive tests of coronavirus in the Murmansk region. 

This photo of “Orel” was taken by the Norwegian navy in 2018. 

 

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