A large-scale fire began after the explosion that occurred during the repair work on the ship. Local authorities claim that the smoke from the fire is not radioactive.
The nuclear submarine Perle, moored at a naval base in French Toulon, on Friday, June 12, there was an explosion and a massive fire, reports Mediterranean Prefecture on Twitter.
It is noted that the incident occurred during repair work on the submarine Perle, belonging to the class Rubis.
It is noted that smoke that is emitted due to a fire is not radioactive.
“The smoke caused by the fire at Perle is not radioactive. There is no nuclear fuel on board. We remind you that sensors are installed throughout France that can detect any anomaly associated with radioactivity,” the agency said.
It is also reported that workers and sailors were safely evacuated from the side of the submarine.
The local fire brigades, as well as their colleagues from Marseille, who arrived to help them, are engaged in fighting the submarine fire. Now about 30 firefighters from the naval forces and dozens of local rescuers are fighting the flame.