Turkey’s aircraft carrier TCG Anadolu on fire at Tuzla yards (vid.)

International media reports that fire broke out at night at Tuzla yards in Istanbul on the first Turkish aircraft carrier Anadolu. The Anadolu is a landing helicopter dock (LHD) vessel.

The fire was reportedly extinguished by shipyard workers along with firefighting forces that rushed to the spot. According to the information available, fortunately there were no injuries or loss of life.

The causes of fire are being explored. At present there is no information about what caused it,whether the fire will delay shipbuilding and by how much. It is reminded that Turkey planned to launch the ship this year.